Today WNPR's Ray Hardman concludes his series of Olympic conversations with basketball coach Mike Thibault.
The head coach of the Connecticut Sun has also been an assistant coach for the US National Womenâ€™s basketball team since 2006. This yearâ€™s team is a whoâ€™s who of the best in the WNBA, players like Lisa Leslie, Candace Parker, and UCOnnâ€™s own Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi. Ray caught up with Thibault by phone in Beijing, and asked him, given that the team has only been together for little over a week, whether team chemistry might be an issue
The Women play their first Olympic game Saturday against the Czech Republic. They face China on Monday.
You can find out more about Mike Thibalt and the USA Basketball Women't team at USA Basketball.