Seimone Augustus is starting a new chapter of her basketball career.
It was reported Thursday that the 37-year-old Baton Rouge native was retiring from playing basketball and joining the Los Angeles Sparks as an assistant coach. Augustus spent her final WNBA season as a player with the Sparks last year.
The Sparks later confirmed the move via Twitter.
Augustus is one of the most decorated women's basketball players of all time. She spent 15 years in the WNBA (14 with the Minnesota Lynx), winning four WNBA championships and being named to eight WNBA All-Star Games. She also helped Team USA win Olympic gold in Beijing, London and Rio.
With Augustus' playing career coming to an end, Team USA has now lost three key players ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. Angel McCoughtry tore the ACL and meniscus in her right knee during a preseason game for the Las Vegas Aces and Maya Moore hasn't played a game since the 2018 season.
Augustus, McCoughtry and Moore all played key roles for the United States in their last two gold medal wins at the Olympics.