Three weeks after the Los Angeles Sparks ownership group turned over the team to the WNBA to search for a new owner, there is no word from the league about whether it has secured new life for one of its founding franchises.
The Golden State Warriors on Friday confirmed their interest in operating a WNBA franchise, a day after the league announced that the Los Angeles Sparks ownership group has ceased operations of the team and laid off all front-office employees.
WNBA president Laurel Richie wouldn't speculate on whether the Sparks might be able to stay in Los Angeles but said the league has already been in touch with some "very capable folks out there expressing interest" in the team.
Brittney Griner hadn't exactly been the star of Phoenix's postseason. But with 4.9 seconds left in Monday's decisive Game 3, the rookie hit the winning shot over WNBA MVP Candace Parker to send the Mercury into the Western Conference finals.