Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/11/14
Becky Hammon hopes that the Olympics will be a little less stressful for her. Hammon will once again play for the Russian women's basketball team at the games this summer in London. She created a stir in 2008 when she first played for Russia in the Beijing Olympics. She helped guide that team to a bronze medal. ''It's old news,'' Hammon said about her decision to play for Russia. ''I played with them in the world championship, European championship, hopefully I'll enjoy it a lot more. By far it was one of the best decisions I ever made and I stand by that, and really look forward to doing it again.'' When Hammon, who was raised in South Dakota and played at Colorado State, initially decided to play for Russia in 2008 it ignited a media firestorm with people questioning her patriotism, including 2008 U.S. Olympic coach Anne Donovan. Every time Hammon went on the road with the San Antonio Silver Stars she had reporters waiting to talk to her about her decision to play for Russia. ...
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