June 21, 2022
Locked on Women’s Basketball: Can the Sparks fly?
Alex and David discuss the changes and potential improvements for the Sparks
It’s time for another episode of the Locked on Women’s Basketball podcast. This episode features host Alex Simon and The Next Los Angeles Sparks beat reporter David Yapkowitz to discuss the changes and potential improvements for the Sparks.
Dave speaks on Derek Fisher news being the moment of the season for the Sparks:
“I’d say that’s been the story of the season so far is that decision? And I want to say that maybe it was surprising in the sense that it kind of happened in the middle of the season, like that. And it was something that maybe you kind of got the feeling that this was his year to prove himself as head coach. Considering, the moves they made, the players that they brought in this was kind of going to be a make or break year.”
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Dave talks about the Sparks having the same results after partying ways with Derek Fisher:
“Yeah and I think there’s a couple key issues that keep coming up that have been issues since the season began. And in these past two games, they continue to be kind of glaring there. And I think one of them that I want to mention is defensively, that the past couple seasons even last year with the team decimated as they were with injuries last year, they were still among one of the league’s elite on that side of the ball.”
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