ESPN and the WNBA have extended their agreement through the 2022 season, it was announced at a news conference in New York City on Thursday.
It's sad and disappointing to say goodbye to a WNBA city that has produced a three-time champion. But the Shock's relocation to Tulsa reminds us that the WNBA is a business.
Like most businesses in these difficult economic times, the WNBA has been forced to cut costs and make changes. But, especially because extravagance has never been part of the WNBA, the league continues to grow despite the financial climate.