Maya Moore is looking for a new job this winter after Ros Casares of Valencia, the EuroLeague champion she played for this season, folded. She said she has no idea where she will end up this season, but placement with a Russian or Turkish team seems likely.
“I don’t really think about, like I normally don’t about things that are too far away,” Moore said before the Minnesota Lynx played the Connecticut Sun on Friday. “I have people working for me [agents] and I will be fine.”
Moore didn’t report to Spain until Dec. 31, which gave her two months to recover after the WNBA championship.
“I don’t know what I’ll do this time around,” Moore said. “We’ll just have to see how things look and make the decision.”
Moore said she’d heard of Tina Charles’ decision to donate $32,o0o so that a school building could be built in Mali.
“Living with Tina for a couple of years, I know she has a big heart,” Moore said. “When Tina sees injustice, she’s one of those people that wants to fix it. I know she is getting a lot of joy from coming where we came from and using it in the right way. This is just the beginning for her. Tina and I are just at the start of our careers and now we’re beginning to find ways to make contributions in a way that are close to our hearts.”
Moore said she is looking forward to watching this year’s UConn team, one that will feature three outstanding freshmen, including center Breanna Stewart.
“It’s going to be a special time and I am looking forward to watching them,” Moore said. “The olders play can learn from the struggles, the ups and downs they’ve had, and learn from them and use it for motivation. It’s a good time for them to have a great year.”
When told that Geno Auriemma once predicted the Huskies might not lose for three years, Moore smiled.
“That’s the plan,” said Moore, a sky component to the UConn teams that won a record 90 games. “Go ahead and break all of our records.”
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