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  1. WNBA - NBA commissioner David Stern changed women's basketball

    Mechelle Voepel

    The NBA and basketball worldwide grew an amazing amount under David Stern's stewardship. But in founding the WNBA in June 1997, Stern helped change women's basketball and the very landscape of women's athletics.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2014
  2. WNBA -- Bill Laimbeer, David Stern make mark on WNBA

    Mechelle Voepel

    Although David Stern and Bill Laimbeer are known for so much more than their WNBA ties, their contributions to women's basketball have been quite significant.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2012
  3. Former WNBA president Val Ackerman headlines Women's Basketball H...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Former WNBA president Val Ackerman, who was so crucial to the development of the league, is among six who will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame this Friday and Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2011
  4. WNBA president Laurel J. Richie brings fresh look to growing leag...

    Mechelle Voepel

    New president Laurel J. Richie admits she has a lot to learn about the WNBA. But the marketing veteran's expertise will be vital to increasing sponsorships and ticket sales.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2011
  5. Voepel: Business background key in search for new WNBA president

    Mechelle Voepel

    The next WNBA president will likely be someone with a proven business background -- and hopefully in place by the season tipoff in June.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2011
  6. David Stern in no rush to hire new WNBA commissioner

    Mechelle Voepel

    NBA commissioner David Stern says Donna Orender's successor doesn't have to be a woman but should have a background in women's basketball.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2010
  7. A most Val-uable president

    Mechelle Voepel

    Sure, the WNBA had David Stern's backing. But Val Ackerman's commitment was just as crucial.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2004
  8. Strike? Someone, stop the madness

    Mechelle Voepel

    To put it bluntly, there is nothing more idiotic than the idea of a WNBA strike.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2002