Newly appointed D’Tigress coach, Otis Hughley has charged the players to focus on the upcoming 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup tournament in Spain.
The former Golden State Warriors assistant coach was speaking when he visited the team in Atlanta, the venue of the team’s training camp before the tournament scheduled to run from September 22 to September 30.
He said: “Don’t give in to those distractions because you are not going to be your best you if you do.”
“If you are not your best you, it is a disservice to the gift God has given you.
“If you are not thinking about doing what it is you have been put on earth to do by representing who you are, your family and future, then you have been distracted.” He added.
Hughley, who was appointed as a replacement for the sacked Sam Vincent, thereafter expressed his excitement at the opportunity to take charge of the team which he described as “a bunch of talented professionals.”
In his words, he said: “I am excited, I have coached a lot of players but that doesn’t matter. I can’t be more excited than I am now. I get chills while talking about this. I drove 6 hours here.”