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By Jose M. Romero / @RomeroJoseM
For Fox Deportes
WASHINGTON, D.C. – USA women’s Olympic basketball team coach Geno Auriemma sat at a table after his team had defeated Brazil 99-67 Monday night in the nation’s capital. Two of his players, guards Lindsey Whalen and Diana Taurasi (right, in photo above), had just gotten up and were walking out of the interview room at the Verizon Center.
Auriemma explained how he hadn’t heard “all Lindsey and Sue had to say,” having walked in late to the news conference.
“Stop calling me Sue!!!” Taurasi yelled, clearly within earshot but out of sight of everyone in the room. Needless to say, laughter was everywhere.
“I knew she was listening,” Auriemma said, smiling.
Taurasi, a WNBA star for the Phoenix Mercury who is playing on her third Olympic team, seeks her third gold medal and the ninth in a row for the U.S. women. She’s among the best basketball players in the world and is one of just six women to have earned a FIBA world championship gold medal, an Olympic gold medal, an NCAA championship (with Auriemma at Connecticut and) a WNBA title (with the Phoenix Mercury).