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Sunday, March 27, 2011
Report: Sheryl Swoopes joining Shock

Associated Press

Former WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes is set to agree to a deal with the Tulsa Shock, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday night.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Shock weren't announcing the deal until Monday.

Swoopes, who just turned 40 this past week, last played in the league in 2008 for the Seattle Storm before spending the last few years overseas.

She won four championships while playing with the Houston Comets and earned three WNBA MVP awards, the last of which came in 2005.

The Tulsa Shock finished last season 6-28 and have the No. 2 pick in the draft which will be held on April 11.

Swoopes averaged 15.8 points in her career and was part of the league's inaugural season in 1997. She returned only six weeks after giving birth to her son that year to play the last third of the season and guide Houston to the first of its four straight titles.

The Shock made waves last season by signing former Olympic sprinter Marion Jones to a contract and re-signed her this offseason.