"It's great to have Coach Johnson here in San Antonio with me," Riley said. "We have such history together. The teams we played on in San Antonio were teams where both of us had similar mindsets into the culture we wanted to have in San Antonio. It's unique that we aren't only former teammates, but also we were teammates in the franchise we currently are working for."
"It's a reality of our league," San Antonio Stars general manager Ruth Riley said. "We're not the only team that has players overseas. I'd rather they miss a few weeks of training camp than four to six weeks during the season."