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Diana Taurasi Back In WNBA, Shooting For Fourth Olympic Gold

Diana Taurasi Back In WNBA, Shooting For Fourth Olympic Gold

PHOENIX — Diana Taurasi is back — back from another triumphant season in Europe, back in the WNBA after taking a year off, and back for a shot at a fourth Olympic gold medal.

A month shy of her 34th birthday, she leads what looks to be a powerhouse Phoenix Mercury team in search of its, and her, fourth WNBA title.

"Diana's a pretty special player," said Mercury coach Sandy Brondello, who also coached Taurasi in Russia last season. "She's the best player in the world, but I haven't seen her play as well as she did this past offseason [in Europe]."

Taurasi led the Euroleague in scoring and, as Brondello put it, "willed" her team...

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