Coach: What we can learn from our WNBA champs, the Chicago Sky

  • Candace Parker, right, a standout for the Sky and back during her time playing at Naperville North High School, was more than just the superstar: She's a solid player. And Joliet native Allie Quigley, center left, has proved to be one of the team's most consistent players as well.

    Candace Parker, right, a standout for the Sky and back during her time playing at Naperville North High School, was more than just the superstar: She's a solid player. And Joliet native Allie Quigley, center left, has proved to be one of the team's most consistent players as well. Associated Press

  • Kahleah Copper started her career with the Sky playing from the bench. But through a lot of hard work and determination, she became one of the team's clutch players.

    Kahleah Copper started her career with the Sky playing from the bench. But through a lot of hard work and determination, she became one of the team's clutch players. Associated Press

  • Sky veteran Courtney Vandersloot was one of the players key to bringing Chicago the WNBA championship.

    Sky veteran Courtney Vandersloot was one of the players key to bringing Chicago the WNBA championship. Associated Press

  • Jon Cohn

    Jon Cohn

 
 
Posted10/28/2021 6:00 AM

OK, so maybe the adrenaline kick has worn off just a bit from the championship celebration, and many of our local sports fans have moved on to baseball playoffs, NBA basketball, college football, and a sport you may have heard called NFL football. But before we completely put to rest a wondrous and oh-so-rare Chicago championship, I thought it might be worthwhile to look back at a few take-aways from this truly special team.

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