Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sun not among Jackson's choices

The Sun have apparently fallen out of the race for former league MVP Lauren Jackson. The Australian star said in a radio interview that she will play in the WNBA this season but for either the Seattle Storm or Phoenix Mercury.

Sun coach Mike Thibault had pursued Jackson, flying to Russia on at least one occasion to speak with her. Jackson is playing with Moscow's Spartak Vidnoe, which competes in the Russian league and in EuroLeague.

"Seattle and Phoenix are sort of the two places I'm looking at. Obviously, I love Seattle and I've been there for many years," Jackson said in the 18-minute interview with Radio Sport 927 in Melbourne, excerpts of which were obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. "It's always going to be a tough decision, but I don't know what I'm going to do. As long as I feel like I don't know, I can't make any decisions."