KRISTI Harrower's storied basketball career will extend to another chapter.
The Bendigo Bank Spirit champion announced on Wednesday she would play in the upcoming Women's National Basketball League season.
The four-time Olympic Games medallist has been weighing-up her future since the Spirit won its maiden championship in March.
After much deliberation, Harrower decided to suit-up for what is likely to be her final campaign.
"I decided maybe a couple of weeks ago that I'd like to play," she said.
"We have an unbelievable group together this year and it's a very hard group to leave after last year winning the championship."
Harrower's return to her vintage best helped engineer the Spirit's fairytale championship.
She overcame injury to farewell her international career with the Australian Opals by winning the bronze medal at the London Olympics and carried strong form into the WNBL season.
The star guard continues to manage her troublesome knee and Achilles, but still has a burning desire for success and wants to go out on top.
"If it is my last year I want to make sure I walk away on top, personally and with the team," she said.
"I'm pretty sure this will be my last year. I'm 38, 39 in March, family's a priority.
"I never say never because I was saying it last year and I'm back again."
Spirit coach Bernie Harrower was elated to see his daughter return for the 2013/14 season.
"One of the things that makes you keep coming back is winning," he said.
"Winning championships is second to nothing and the team that we've put together it would be a pity if she hadn't been playing this year to enjoy what I expect will be a pretty good season for the Spirit once again."
Harrower only needs to play six more WNBL matches to reach the 300-game milestone.