Somewhere between winning London Olympic bronze and going on a post-Games holiday, Kristi Harrower decided to keep playing in the WNBL.
The Bendigo Spirit point guard was looking closely at bowing out at the end of the last season and if injury had reared its head before or during the Olympics, Harrower would have been tearfully announcing her retirement yesterday. Instead, the 37-year-old proudly said she had signed on for another season with the Spirit.
For the second year in a row, Harrower has warned this coming season would ”probably” be her last although that window will stay slightly open in case she wants to go on in 2013-14. ”After the Olympics I felt like my body could still do it.”
But the real moment of truth came while Harrower was on holiday post-Olympics when her thoughts turned to playing with her Spirit teammates.
The Spirit lost star guard Tess Madgen and Deanna Smith during the off-season but Harrower said long-time players Kelly Wilson, Chelsea Aubry and new signing Renae Camino all had to step up this season while former Duke University forward Kathleen Scheer has signed on as an import. The Spirit will once again be coached by Bernie Harrower, Kristi’s father.
■The NBL and WNBL will host their pre-season tournaments together at Dandenong Basketball Stadium from September 20-23. All teams will play one game each night during their respective tournaments with China’s women’s development team, China B, playing in the WNBL tournament.
■Melbourne Tigers confirmed they will play seven games at the State Netball and Hockey Centre this NBL season along with seven home games at Hisense Arena.
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