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Diana Taurasi signs multi-year contract to stay with Phoenix Mercury

Feb 18, 2023, 9:47 AM | Updated: 9:56 am

Diana Taurasi #3 of the Phoenix Mercury reacts during the first half of the WNBA game against the A...

Diana Taurasi #3 of the Phoenix Mercury reacts during the first half of the WNBA game against the Atlanta Dream at Footprint Center on June 10, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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WNBA scoring leader and three-time champion Diana Taurasi has signed a multi-year deal to stay with the Phoenix Mercury, the team announced on Saturday.

“Diana Taurasi belongs in a Mercury uniform and we are grateful for the continued faith she demonstrates in our organization by returning year after year,” Mercury general manager Jim Pitman said in a press release.

“The way she prepares her body, how much she cares about winning and how much she cares about our franchise—on and off the court—are just a few of the things that make her a transcendent athlete and quite literally the greatest of all time. We look forward to more accolades, more historic moments and more wins.”

Taurasi has scored nearly 9,700 points in her 18-year career – all with the Phoenix Mercury – and holds or shares franchise records in nearly every category.

The 40-year-old shooting guard in 2022 missed time after the All-Star break due to a quad injury but still averaged 16.2 points, 3.9 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 31 games played.

The face of the Phoenix Mercury franchise has a trophy case filled with accolades, including being a two-time WNBA Finals MVP, a WNBA MVP, a 10-time WNBA All-Star and has five Olympic gold medals.

The terms of her new deal were not released.

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