Lindsay Whalen is at the height of her basketball skills and has had an MVP-type of year in the WNBA. And after returning home to Minnesota in 2010, she again breathed life into the state -- and women's basketball.
With the WNBA failing to name a new president until after the league's draft, Laurel J. Richie must spend this summer playing catch-up to connect with the players, owners, fans and media who follow the WNBA.
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.
It's no secret Donna Orender has been considering going back to her golf roots as a candidate to become commissioner of the LPGA Tour. But on Sunday, the WNBA president of nearly five years has decided to stay put.