Chamique Holdsclaw signed with the San Antonio Silver Stars on Friday, two days after she was released by Atlanta.
SAN ANTONIO — Chamique Holdsclaw signed with the San Antonio Silver Stars on Friday — after the former No. 1 draft pick said she could no longer play for the Atlanta Dream because of a falling out with the coach-general manager.
Holdsclaw signed a one-year deal with the Silver Stars two days after being released by the Dream, where the 32-year-old returned to the league last season after retiring in 2007.
Holdsclaw said she asked for a trade before training camp this year because of a dispute with coach-general manager Marynell Meadors.
Holdsclaw would not elaborate, saying it wasn’t about basketball and that it “was a thing of principle.”
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“It was a lose-lose situation for me,” said Holdsclaw, a six-time All-Star.
Meadors said before the season began she didn’t know why the 6-foot-2 forward wanted to leave Atlanta. Holdsclaw averaged 13.9 points last season, helping the Dream go from four victories in its inaugural season to 18 victories and a playoff berth last year.
“I’ve overcome the demons of my past,” Holdsclaw said. “I’m enjoying the ride.”
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Monique Currie of the Mystics scored 18 points.
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