NCAA Women's Basketball

Coach Dawn Staley awaits Olympics, focuses on South Carolina

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NEW YORK (AP) Coach Dawn Staley would be prepping the U.S. women’s basketball team for the Tokyo Olympics this week if not for the coronavirus pandemic.

Instead, she’ll hold a Zoom conference call Wednesday with players who are vying for a spot on the roster in 2021, if the postponed Olympics are held next year.

“Although we have things we’re dealing with in our personal lives and our basketball lives, we’ll get together to talk about some things, say hello to each other and get a virtual hug,” said Staley, a three-time Olympic basketball gold-medal winner. “It actually would be Opening Ceremonies in a few weeks.”

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