On Monday, the Comets released the following statement.
"Sheryl Swoopes will not return to play with the Houston Comets for the 2008 season. She is a trailblazer and an incomparable contributor to the legacies of the Houston Comets, the WNBA and the game of women's basketball. There is no question that her absence will be felt by the Comets franchise and all the Houston fans who continue to support her career. We're excited for her and wish her well as she embarks on this new opportunity."