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Lindsay Whalen reacts to Seimone Augustus signing with L.A. Sparks

Updated: February 21, 2020 02:33 PM

Four-time WNBA champion Seimone Augustus signed with the Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday night. 

Augustus won all four of her titles with the Minnesota Lynx and had spent her entire 14-year career with the Lynx after they took her with the number-one overall pick in the 2006 WNBA Draft.

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Augustus won all four championships with Lindsay Whalen, now the Gophers head coach.

We talked with Whalen on Friday about Augustus' decision to move on.

***Click the video box on this page to watch Whalen talk about Augustus' decision***

“I would like to thank Seimone for all the great memories she provided us and our fans while she wore the Lynx uniform," Lynx owner Glen Taylor released in statement. "I will always cherish our time together and all that we accomplished, both on and off the floor. We wish her well in this next chapter of her career and we look forward to seeing her number in the rafters of ?Target Center in the future.”

“Since 2006, Seimone has given the Lynx franchise countless thrilling moments on the court and has had an enormous impact in our community," Lynx General Manager and Head Coach Cheryl Reeve released in a statement. "Coaching Seimone Augustus was one of the greatest joys of my coaching life and I wish her the best as she says goodbye, for now, to the Twin Cities.”

Augustus was an 8-time WNBA All-Star with the Lynx and was the WNBA Finals MVP in 2011.

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