With the Olympics in the rearview mirror, Candace Parker is ready to get back to work.
Winning another gold medal with the United States team has left her hungry for a WNBA championship - the only thing missing from her impressive resume, which also includes two NCAA championships.
''I know my team's been working hard,'' Parker said. ''That's the one thing I'm lacking is a WNBA championship. My sights are already set on that. It would be icing on the cake to this. I'm going to work hard every day to put our team in position to do that.''
The WNBA season will resume Thursday after taking a monthlong break for the Olympics.
League president Laurel Richie took in the final week of the Olympics and hopes the league can build off the success that the Americans had winning another gold medal.
''I think we've been really encouraged by the viewership numbers,'' WNBA president Laurel Richie said. ''10 million people in the U.S. watching can't be anything but good news for the W.''