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Preview: Stars begin new era against Atlanta


The San Antonio Stars will begin a new era of basketball when they host the Atlanta Dream in their season opener at the AT&T Center this evening.

San Antonio opens the season with Moriah Jefferson, selected with the No. 2 pick and Kayla McBride as their go-to players. Key veterans Sophia Young-Malcolm (retired), Jia Perkins (traded), and Danielle Adams (waived) are all gone.

Stars coach Dan Hughes is entering his 11th and final season with the team. Citing personal and professional reasons for stepping down.

Last season, the Stars finished 8-26 and open this season without four of their top five scorers from a year ago. McBride returns for her third season, averaging 13.8 points per game in 2015.

Atlanta will be looking to get back into the postseason after missing out for the first time since 2008. The Dream finished tied for last in the Eastern Conference and allowed 79.8 points per game.

In 2015, both teams split the season series 1-1.

The Stars and Dream will tip things off this evening at 7 p.m. at the AT&T Center. Follow Stars Hoops on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for live updates.

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