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Mercury coach courts Jackson in Russia

Updated: February 7, 2009, 1:36 PM ET
Associated Press

Free agents in most sports often make rounds visiting teams interested in signing them. WNBA players don't have that luxury because most are playing overseas during the offseason.

So when a marquee player like Lauren Jackson hits the open market for the first time and can't come to them, teams hoping to woo the two-time league MVP have little choice but to go to her. And in Jackson's case, that means traveling to Moscow, where the Australian star is playing for Spartak in the Russian League.

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