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.
New York on Tuesday became the latest WNBA franchise to hire one person to fill the roles of both coach and general manager.
Plenty of change -- a franchise lost and a franchise moved, for instance -- has taken place since last season. But an old favorite, defending champ Phoenix, helps tip off the league's 14th season Saturday.
With the Monarchs out of Sacramento, the WNBA hopes to find a new home for the franchise in the Bay Area.
It has been a long, sad, difficult summer in many ways for coach John Whisenant and Sacramento.