A decade after retiring from playing, Lauren Jackson has been named in the Opals squad for the upcoming FIBA World Cup. After nine years away from international hoops, the former WNBA star has returned to hoops as an administrator and coach. Jackson is the most decorated Australian player of all time and was named in the national team’s final 12-man squad by Basketball Australia. She was contacted via video call by coach Sandy Brondello to inform her of her selection.
Basketball-Jackson retired from playing in 2016 due to persistent knee injury
Jackson has made a remarkable comeback from her retirement from playing basketball in 2016, after she was ruled out of the Olympics due to a chronic knee injury. A five-time WNBL champion and four-time Olympian, Jackson is now managing the women’s game for Basketball Australia. In a recent Fox Sports documentary, Jackson revealed that she had “shakes” while weaning off prescribed medication and was not supported by the basketball fraternity.
Jackson has been cautious in his summer workouts, but the Pistons were overly cautious when it came to Reggie’s training regimen. Luckily, he did manage to return to the NBA by hiring Ed Stefanski as his de facto general manager. The Pistons also brought on Arnie Kander as a trainer, and Kander has a reputation for preventing injuries and implementing effective training.
She has played for Australia since she was a teenager
Latasha Jackson is an Australian basketball player who has been playing for the national team since she was a teenager. At age 16, she made her National Team debut and has played in four Olympics. In 2012, she was the flag bearer for the Australian team, the first female to do so in 20 years. In addition to her outstanding performance in the Olympic games, Jackson holds the record for the most Olympic points scored by a woman.
After her career in the NBA, Jackson plans to pursue a career in gender studies. While on the playing circuit, she decided she wanted to help victims of domestic and sexual abuse. As such, she became the patron of the New South Wales Rape Crisis Centre. Jackson hopes her association with the centre will help empower victims of sexual abuse. She aims to make a difference in the lives of young girls and women around the world.
She has played professionally in her home country
Jan Stephenson was born in Ngaragu, an indigenous people of Australia, and has played professionally since 1973. At age twelve, she won the Australian Open, becoming the youngest player to do so. She discovered that her great-grandmother was a member of the Ngaragu tribe. After winning the junior Wimbledon tournament, she was ranked second in the world. In 2010, she quit tennis for personal reasons but returned to the game in 2016. She won the French Open singles title in 2019.
After turning pro, Jan started to play golf for money. She won six consecutive State Schoolgirl Championships and was selected to represent her state in the National Women’s Championships at the age of 15. She went on to win the Australian Foursomes Championship with Diana Thomas and won all the World Team trials. Unfortunately, the Australian Ladies Golf Union decided that Jan was too young to represent Australia. Still, she has enjoyed great success on the golf course.
She has worked as a basketball administrator after leaving the WNBA
Aside from coaching in the WNBA, Jackson has worked as an administrator for the NBA, the WNBL, and the NCAA. In addition to serving on the boards of several basketball leagues, she is also a global ambassador for the NBA Cares program. The ambassador program aims to strengthen the game’s values. Jackson’s son, Michael, was inspired by her story and continues to motivate him to succeed.
In addition to coaching, she has been a basketball administrator for many years. She was named as the most decorated player in the history of the sport in 2000. Jackson also helped create a women’s basketball league, and she has since worked as a basketball administrator. Her success in the WNBA is no surprise. She is still one of the most decorated women in WNBA history.