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G Kristi Toliver returning to Mystics

Field Level Media
02 Feb 2023, 06:55 GMT+10

Kristi Toliver is returning to the Washington Mystics in free agency.

She made the announcement on Wednesday on social media and is expected to join the team following the conclusion of the NBA season. She is an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks.

The Chicago Sky selected Toliver with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft. She was traded to the Los Angeles Sparks in 2010, signed as a free agent with the Mystics in 2017, then signed a three-year deal to return to the Sparks in 2020.

Now 36, Toliver said it's time to head back east, where she grew up and where she starred in college at Maryland.

"DC is my home, these teammates are my family and I look forward to the opportunity to bring another banner to The District," she posted to Instagram. "Ready to work."

She won WNBA titles with the Spaks in 2016 and Wizards in 2019.

It was in Washington that she got her start coaching in the NBA, joining the Wizards staff in October 2018. She has been with the Mavericks since August 2021.

In 369 career games (289 starts) she has averages of 12.0 points, 3.5 assists and 2.2 rebounds.

In part due to the Mavericks' extended playoff run last season, Toliver was limited to 11 games (10 starts) with the Sparks in 2022. She averaged 5.9 points and 3.1 assists.

--Field Level Media

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