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NEW YORK -- Katie Smith is getting a chance to be a head coach for a game. Cheap Buffalo Sabres Jerseys .The Libertys associate head coach will lead New York on Tuesday night against the Washington Mystics.Being an associate head coach has given me a taste of what its like to do it, but you have no comprehension of all the things that go through your head when youre in charge, she said. Its a learning experience.New York head coach Bill Laimbeer is happy to step aside and give Smith a chance.I should have got kicked out a couple games earlier, he said jokingly. Let her run a couple games. She wants to learn and its a natural progression. The hardest thing for me will be to keep my mouth shut.All kidding aside, Laimbeer was proud that the Liberty has been one of the organizations at the forefront of giving former players positions in the organization.Thats my belief. Thats our franchises belief. Get former players involved in the coaching ranks whether its in the WNBA or college, he said. You see our staff is former players and will continue to be such. Thats our giveback to former players.The league has had a handful of former players serve as head coaches in the league, including current ones Stephanie White, Sandy Brondello and Jenny Boucek. There will be at least two coaching vacancys next season in the league when Indianas White heads to Vanderbilt and San Antonios Dan Hughes retires.I really appreciate (Bill), hes always willing to let you learn, Smith said. Its something Ill be able to grow from and experience.The Liberty already have clinched the third seed in the postseason, so the game means nothing in the standings to them, while Washington would need a lot of help to still make the playoffs. New York also remained third in the AP Power Poll this week.---POWER POLL: Minnesota still No. 1, back to unanimous choice. A look at this weeks WNBA poll:1. Minnesota (26-5): With homecourt clinched throughout the playoffs, the Lynx can rest some of their veteran group in the final week.2. Los Angeles (24-8): The Sparks are backing into the playoffs having struggled since the Olympic break with five losses in eight games.3. New York (21-11): Liberty are looking for more consistency heading into playoffs.4. Atlanta (16-15): Angel McCoughtrys temper got the best of her as shes forced to sit out a game for accruing seventh technical foul .5. Indiana (16-15): Lot of emotions this week with Tamika Catchings playing her final regular-season home game on Sunday against Dallas.6. Chicago (16-15): Suffered a huge blow with Elena Delle Donne having thumb surgery on her injured right finger.7. Seattle (15-17): No one has been playing better than the Storm since the Olympic break with a 6-2 mark.8. Phoenix (14-17): One more victory or a loss by Washington gets Phoenix in the playoffs. A dangerous eight seed if they do make the postseason.9. Washington (12-19): Injuries have hampered the Mystics all season.10. Connecticut (11-20): Made a push for the postseason after the Olympics, but had too big a hole to climb out of.10. Dallas (11-21): Finally ended an 11-game winning streak. Lot of talent to build on for next season.12. San Antonio (6-25): Dan Hughes is retiring. So is Jayne Appel-Marinelli. The Stars would love to send them out with a win or two.---PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Breanna Stewart has done it all for the Seattle Storm in her rookie season. She has raised her game over the past week averaging 20 points, nine rebounds and 1.7 blocks to help the Storm win all three of their games. Others receiving votes included: Indianas Lynetta Kizer, Atlantas Angel McCoughtry and Minnesotas Maya Moore.---GAME OF THE WEEK: Dallas Wings at Indiana Fever, Sunday. Tamika Catchings has meant so much to the Fever and the city of Indianapolis. 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Aditya Tare, the Mumbai captain, lauded birthday boy Abhishek Nayars counterattack that helped the defending champions scrape home by two wickets in a low-scoring thriller against Tamil Nadu in their Ranji Trophy opener in Lahli.Set a target of 97, Nayar came in at the fall of the third wicket on 24 and then watched the side slide to 35 for 5. He then conjured a fighting unbeaten 56-ball 45 with the tail to see Mumbai through on what Tare described a tricky wicket.One person you can bank on during crisis is Abhishek Nayar, Tare told ESPNcricinfo. He is a specialist when it comes to playing under pressure and hes done it a lot of times in the past. The wicket had already started to deteriorate. It would viciously bounce or keep low because the cracks had widened. It was always never going to be a cakewalk for us. I thought we did pretty well to hold our nerves.While there were inevitable comparisons to Mumbais one-wicket heist against Tamil Nadu last season, both Tare and Nayar said that game hadnt crossed their minds during the chase.Nayar, who turned 33, revealed he was promoted - he had batted at No.7 in the first innings - to counter Rahil Shahs left-arm spin. Chandu sir [coach Chandrakant Pandit] sent me up the order because their left-arm spinner, Rahil [Shah], was bowling really well, Nayar explained. So, they sent me to try and get him out of the attack and get some runs flowing. The mindset was that I have to play aggressively and take them on.Nayar was appreciative of No. 9 batsman Balwinder Singh Sandhu, who contributed 12 runs to their 30-run stand for the eighth wicket. I expected five-six runs from each one of them and if they could collectively get 10, I could get the remaining 40, he said. But with Sandhu prised out by Aswin Crist with Mumbai needing seven, Nayar decided to take a chance against debutant seamer K Vignesh, who had a memorable debut, picking up nine wickets.The move worked as Nayar smashed a six off the first ball withh a pick-up shot to level the scores before hitting the winning run two balls later. Adidas Jason Botterill Jersey. I wasnt sure whether or not we will be able to sustain for one more over because the ball was doing quite a bit and they were bowling well, he said. So, I decided to take a chance in the first ball of the over. Because I knew what he was bowling to me - he was bowling that to me for quite a while - I set myself up for that. I just gave it a full throttle, hoping that even if I didnt time it, the ball would still go out of the ground.While scoring was difficult, Nayar also credited Tamil Nadu for their accuracy. It was basically a very green pitch. Initially, there was a very thick covering of grass that made it very tough for stroke-play. What made things more difficult was the outfield was super slow, so getting boundaries was not easy. In normal grounds where you get four runs, you get two for it. Later on, the cracks widened up on the pitch, so it was quite uneven.We ended up batting in the toughest session of the game - in the morning - when the ball did the most. With the new ball, I anticipated them to come in hard and they bowled really well, so kudos to them. Tare admitted it was nerve-wracking for him to watch the chase unfold.I was just sitting in the dressing room by myself with my pads on, with sweaty palms ball after ball, he said. I just cant stay out and rub my anxiety on to others. It is a sort of superstition and a way of hiding my nervousness also.He also singled out the will to win as a constant trait of any Mumbai team. In many situations, many teams would give up, or they wouldnt know how to win, but our history is such that there have been so many games which we have almost lost, but the Mumbai team has won it, he said. There is a lot of faith in one another and not giving up. Thats what we showed today. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys' ' '