LONDON -- Diana Taurasi has never shied away from a microphone or been afraid to speak precisely what is on her mind. So when asked on Thursday about the one-of-a-kind style coach Geno Auriemma brings to game of women's basketball, Taurasi put things in the most unique of perspectives. "It's not all fluffy fluffy women's basketball," she said. "It's not all about skirts and cupcakes. Sometimes, there's steak and cussing going on. And that's life. It's not pretty all the time. It can be ugly sometimes." In other words, in a women's game where certain coaches might be sensitive to feelings and emotions and not upsetting the fragile psyche of a young woman, Auriemma doesn't mince words. He brings a man's mentality to the women's game in a T-bone and whisky sort of way. And Taurasi loves it.