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Pokey Chatman head coach Chicago Sky women’s basketball team takes moment talk with several Men’s Club members after her talk

Pokey Chatman, head coach of the Chicago Sky women’s basketball team, takes a moment to talk with several Men’s Club members after her talk at the Patty Turner Center. | SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Updated: August 12, 2013 10:53AM

Though the team plays its games in Rosemont, home base for the Chicago Sky women’s pro basketball team is Deerfield, just as it is for the Chicago Bulls.

The Sky practices at the Sachs Center in Deerfield, and now that the team has a bonafide star player in Elena Delle-Donna and is winning, the club is catching on in the community.

Toward that end, the Men’s Club of Deerfield recently had Sky coach Pokey Chatman as guest speaker at one of their regular meetings at the Patty Turner Center, which is a Deerfield Park District venue.

Chatman gave a morning presentation on her career as head coach and general manager of the Chicago Sky. She also discussed the league, players and the sports industry, and it ended with a lengthy Q/A period which allowed members to raise a variety of interesting questions.

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