The Lynx sweep of the San Antonio Stars marked the end of Becky Hammon's 16-year WNBA career. But she's hardly finished with basketball as she prepares for her assistant coaching position with the NBA's Spurs.
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.
Brittney Griner and Odyssey Sims were joined on the WBCA Coaches' All-America team by Elena Delle Donne, Skylar Diggins, Kayla McBride, Stefanie Dolson, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Chiney Ogwumike, Alyssa Thomas and Chelsea Gray.
In the greatest win in Louisville women's history, in the greatest upset the women's NCAA tournament has ever seen, fifth-seeded Louisville executed a perfect game plan to knock off defending NCAA champion Baylor.
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.
Few play bigger in the postseason than Deanna Nolan. Will the Detroit star lead the Shock back to the WNBA Finals, or can Indiana hold her in check enough for its first appearance in the championship series?