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Running with the "Old Dogs" of Tulsa Shock Media Day - who's back with a bite

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What a difference a year makes for the Tulsa Shock. We were witness to the ever-changing locker room throughout the 2010 season. Some made jokes about the fire sale of roster spots for the team in its innaugural season. But that season has come and passed. And some still remain - seven, including head coach Nolan Richardson.

On media day, everyone sat down for some face time on camera to tackle some tough and not-so-tough questions. Do you want to know how the team is different from last season? Or what Teresa Edwards brings to the coaching staff? Maybe you're more interested in who's the best shopping partner, cook, or company for a deserted island? Perhaps your focus is on who is a clutch performer on the court, who could be deemed underrated on the roster or where their NBA rooting interests lie? These interviews are packed with all that and more - including some "FANswers" to questions posed by you - the fans.

 

Along with the return of the court side leader, floor leader Ivory Latta is one of just six players who finished the season with the Shock. Of those six, only three were in Tulsa for last year's training camp. Latta, though she was not a full-season member of the Shock, is one of the trio that participated in preseason camp.

 

5-6 Guard from North Carolina; Latta led the Shock in scoring with 12.4. points and 3.9 assists last year

 

After being part of a 2010 draft-day trade, forward Amber Holt makes her way back to T-Town as one of the handful that have run in Richardson's system for a season.

6-0 Forward from Middle Tennessee State; Holt averaged 8.7 points per game last year, good for fourth on the team

 

Marion Jones made her way into the WNBA record books as the oldest rookie last season, and she's back to pick off where she left off. After limited minutes and experience through much of the regular season, Jones averaged 10.6 points on 56.5 percent shooting, 5.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals for the last three contests of the year. She even posted her first career start in the final game of the season, in which she scored a career-high 14 points.

5-10 Guard from North Carolina; Jones maintained a 52.5 percent field goal percentage, making the most of her first-season opportunities

 

Tiffany Jackson was second on the squad last year with 5.8 rebounds a game and 144 total boards for the Shock.

6-3 Forward from Texas; Jackson, a late-season acquisition, was among the last to join the 2010 roster

 

Jennifer Lacy came to the Shock as a free agent last season. She averaged seven points and three rebounds a game for Tulsa.

6-3 Forward from Pepperdine; Lacy is one of two members of the Shock training camp roster that tout Pepperdine as their Alma Mater. The other is rookie Miranda Ayim

 

Rashanda McCants, came to the Shock via Minnesota and played six games for Tulsa last year. In those six outings, McCants averaged 5.8 points and 1.5 assists a night.

6-1 Forward from North Carolina; One of four UNC players on the roster, along with Latta, Jones and rookie Italee Lucas

 

The "Old Dogs" have barked - check back later to see what the "New Tricks" have to say!