In what Moscow Spartak coach Pokey Chatman called an eerie turn of events, the team traveled through the same Domodedovo Airport on Monday morning that was attacked by a suicide bomber that afternoon.
Storm All-Star Sue Bird (pictured right by SportsPageMagazine.com) is the starting PG for Spartak, joining the team earlier this month. She was part of the travel party returning home from a road game. Spartak defeated Nadezhda Orenburg, which is led by San Antonio Silver Stars PG Becky Hammon.
Bird’s Seattle teammate Swin Cash, who’s playing in China, immediately contacted Bird and other WNBA friends in Russia to see if everyone was OK. Cash reported on Twitter that Bird is fine.