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  1. WNBA - How San Antonio Stars' Becky Hammon became a Spur

    Michelle Smith

    It began with her WNBA coach Dan Hughes putting in a good word with Gregg Popovich -- perhaps Becky Hammon could peek her head into a few Spurs practices, he wondered. A year later, Hammon is a groundbreaking sports coach. How did that happen?

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014
  2. Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob reiterates interest in taki...

    Michelle Smith

    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.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2014
  3. WNBA playoffs -- Minnesota vs. Seattle preview

    Michelle Smith

    The pressure is on Seattle's defense to try and hold Minnesota's high-powered offense in check when the two collide in the Western Conference semifinals.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  4. WNBA playoffs -- Connecticut vs. New York preview

    Michelle Smith

    Connecticut had the upper hand against New York in the regular season, and their first-round playoff series should be more of the same.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2012
  5. WNBA playoffs -- Los Angeles vs. San Antonio preview

    Michelle Smith

    San Antonio went 3-1 against Los Angeles in the regular season, but while the Sparks are hitting their stride, the Silver Stars cooled considerably this past month.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2012
  6. The Shootaround -- Leave WNBA out of NBA's mess

    Michelle Smith

    For those who think the league is a drag on the NBA, nothing could be further from the truth.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2011
  7. WNBA standing the test of time

    Michelle Smith

    History was not on the WNBA's side 15 years ago, as a majority of women's pro leagues had failed and folded. But the WNBA is still going despite the bumps in the road.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2011
  8. League could grow without expanding

    Michelle Smith

    Chicago, Hartford and the Bay Area may want teams, but they should get existing ones.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2001
  9. In WNBA, it's 'blame the coach'

    Michelle Smith

    The end of the Nancy Darsch era was no surprise, writes's Michelle Smith. In fact, WNBA coaches have little in the way of job security.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2000
  10. Are back-to-back games beating up teams?

    Michelle Smith

    This year's 32-game, 10-week schedule includes 103 back-to-back games.'s Michelle Smith takes a look at how the schedule might be affecting some teams.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2000
  11. One step forward, two steps back?

    Michelle Smith

    A year has passed since the ABL folded, and's Michelle Smith ponders whether women's pro basketball has taken a step forward.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2000
  12. Woolridge did no wrong

    Michelle Smith's Michelle Smith tries to make sense of Orlando Woolridge's departure.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 1999
  13. WNBA gearing up for offseason shuffle

    Michelle Smith

    The longest offseason in sports has begun, and it's going to be an active one for the WNBA, writes's Michelle Smith.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 1999