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.
Nicole Powell, a forward for the Tulsa Shock and a 10-year WNBA veteran, wasn't looking to immediately start her coaching career. But Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves couldn't be happier with his first-year assistant.
The Lynx are marked by their leadership and steadiness. And for as much as that's due to the team's three MVP-caliber stars, Cheryl Reeve is etching her name as one of the best coaches in WNBA history.
After seeing a lot of preseason predictions pick Phoenix to win it all in 2013, Minnesota went to work to prove otherwise. Sunday, the Lynx swept the Mercury for a third consecutive trip to the WNBA Finals.