Fever coach reveals Caitlin Clark’s preliminary response after Olympics snub

Indiana Fever head coach Christie Sides mentioned she was disenchanted with the choice to depart Caitlin Clark off of the U.S. Olympic nationwide ladies’s basketball crew roster and revealed what the rookie advised her after the snub.

Clark was on the crew bus when she acquired the decision concerning the roster and Sides mentioned she acquired a textual content from Clark concerning the information.

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Head coach Christie Sides and Caitlin Clark of the Indiana Fever have a good time after a 85-83 victory towards the Mystics at Capital One Enviornment on June 7, 2024, in Washington, D.C. (G Fiume/Getty Pictures)

“A little bit disenchanted, after all. She’s my participant,” Sides defined, through the Indy Star. “You understand, that’s the toughest crew on the planet to make. That may be a robust crew. She’s younger. She’s going to have so many alternatives sooner or later.

“We talked, really, on the bus. She acquired the decision on the bus. She texted me to let me know. I simply tried to maintain her spirits (up). The factor she mentioned is, ‘Hey, coach. They woke a monster’ – which I assumed was superior.”

Sides was then requested how way more of a “monster” Clark could possibly be.

Christie Sides vs New York City

Christie Sides of the Indiana Fever in the course of the Liberty sport at Barclays Middle on June 2, 2024, in New York Metropolis. (Luke Hales/Getty Pictures)

“I don’t know, man. It’s fairly scary, proper? She’s one of the vital aggressive folks I do know. She’s a employee and that’s what she’s gonna do. This simply gave her one other alternative to get within the gymnasium and do extra work. And he or she’s additionally saying, ‘Coach, I simply need to give attention to our crew,’ as properly. That’s actually good to listen to from her too.”

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Sides and Clark each agreed the “silver lining” was the remainder the sharpshooter will obtain in between the Olympics and the common season.

Clark provided a cultured response to being left off the crew.

Christie Sides and Caitlin Clark

Christie Sides and Caitlin Clark of the Indiana Fever in the course of the second half of the Liberty sport at Barclays Middle on June 2, 2024, in New York Metropolis. (Luke Hales/Getty Pictures)

“I’m excited for the women who’re on the crew. I do know it’s essentially the most aggressive crew on the planet and I do know it might’ve gone both method – me being on the crew, me not being on the crew,” she mentioned, through The Athletic. “So, I’m excited for them. I’m going to be rooting them on to win gold. I used to be a child that grew up watching the Olympics. So, yeah, it’ll be enjoyable to observe them. 

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“No disappointment. I believe it simply offers you one thing to work for. That’s a dream. Hopefully, in the future I will be there. I believe it’s just a bit extra motivation. You keep in mind that. And hopefully in 4 years, when 4 years comes again round, I will be there.”

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