The San Antonio Spurs continue to be pioneers the modern NBA. This afternoon, a day after the San Antonio Stars announced the impending retirement ceremony for WNBA veteran Becky Hammon upon completing her 16th season, the five-time NBA champion Spurs trumped that news with something more historic and nearly unprecedented. They hired Hammon as their newest assistant coach, joining European legend Ettore Messina who was hired earlier this offseason. [Read more…]
Former Los Angeles Lakers guard and current WNBA Atlanta Dream head coach Michael Cooper has been diagnosed with early stage tongue cancer. The Dream announced that Cooper will undergo surgery at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta this week. The doctors expect a full recovery — typical recovery time is two weeks. Assistant coach Karleen Thompson will assume coaching duties while he is out. Cooper remained optimistic and confident in the Emory medical staff. [Read more…]
Michael Jordan once said, “I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era.” Dawn Staley exemplifies that phrase. In her career as a basketball player, she attained to levels of greatness that many others could only dream of. In college, at Virginia, she was honored as the consensus National Player of the Year twice (1991, ’92). As a WNBA player, she was a six-time All-Star. As an Olympian, she was a three-time Gold medal winner. Now, as a
Yet another week of the WNBA is behind us, as 12 franchises did battle and further shaped the standings. From favorites improving their lead atop their respective conferences to slow starters finally finding their rhythm, we saw it all as this past week. So how did it all transpire? [Read more…]
The WNBA has returned with yet another week of action, as the stars came out in full force and one of the most notable names in basketball returned to action. With the WNBA progressively reaching full strength, the quality of play has thus improved and the stakes are as high as ever as the standings begin to take shape. [Read more…]
The 2013 WNBA season is in full swing, as superstars are beginning to find their form and both contenders and pretenders are showing their true colors. While the year may be young, the course of the season for each WNBA player and team appears to have been set by their recent strings of success or failure. For a full breakdown of the past seven days, welcome to the third edition of the WNBA Week in Review.
The past week of WNBA action has been one of memorable and gut-wrenchingly painful proportions. From breakout performances to tragic injuries, we’ve seen every end of the spectrum come to fruition as the regular season begins to take shape. [Read more…]
The 2013 WNBA season is upon us, with 12 franchises having set out on their path to strike championship gold. With the rookie trio of Brittney Griner, Elena Delle Donne and Skylar Diggins drawing as much interest as we’ve ever seen for the league, the pressure has risen on to deliver strong performances. Over the past week, the WNBA has delivered. [Read more…]