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Encyclopedia > Women's National Basketball Association
Women's National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Founded 1996
Inaugural season 1997
No. of teams 14
Country(ies) Flag of the United States United States
Most recent
champion(s)
Phoenix Mercury
TV partner(s) ABC, ESPN, NBA TV
Official website WNBA.com

The Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. The league was formed in 1996 as the women's counterpart to the NBA. It features some of the greatest female basketball players in the world and is the longest-running and arguably most successful women’s professional team sports league in United States history. League play started in 1997 and the regular season is played from May to August with the playoffs starting in late August running into September. Image File history File links Wnba_logo. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... // June 16 — Enschede Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: John Mandu (KEN) 2:15:14 Womens Winner: Mieke Pullen (NED) 2:41:13 July 28 — Olympic Marathon, Atlanta, Georgia (USA) Womens Winner: Fatuma Roba (ETH) 2:26:05 August 4 — Olympic Marathon, Atlanta, Georgia (USA) Mens Winner: Josia... // World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champion: Ivan Ivankov, Belarus Womens all-around champion: Svetlana Khorkina, Russia Mens team competition champion: China Womens team competition champion: Romania June 8 — Enschede Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: Dmitriy Kapitonov (RUS) 2:12:09 Womens Winner: Carla... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Phoenix Mercury is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Phoenix, Arizona and the current WNBA champions. ... ABC Sports redirects here. ... The WNBA on ESPN refers to the presentation of Womens National Basketball Association games on the ESPN family of networks. ... NBA TV is a television network that is dedicated to showcasing the sport of basketball in the United States. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... NBA redirects here. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For other uses, see May (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see August (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see August (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see September (disambiguation). ...


Many WNBA teams have NBA counterparts and play in the same arena. The Connecticut Sun are the only team to play without sharing the city with an NBA team, while as of 2008, the Chicago Sky and Houston Comets are the only other teams that do not share an arena with an NBA counterpart. Also, the Atlanta Dream, Chicago Sky, Connecticut Sun, Houston Comets, Los Angeles Sparks, Phoenix Mercury, Seattle Storm and the Washington Mystics are independently owned. Starting with the 2008 season, the Houston Comets will no longer share an arena with their NBA counterpart, and will begin playing all home games at Reliant Arena. NBA redirects here. ... The Connecticut Sun are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Uncasville, Connecticut. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Chicago Sky are a current Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Chicago Sky are a current Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Connecticut Sun are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Uncasville, Connecticut. ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Los Angeles Sparks are a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Phoenix Mercury is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Phoenix, Arizona and the current WNBA champions. ... For the soccer team of the same name, see Seattle Storm (soccer). ... The Washington Mystics are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Washington, DC. They started play in 1998, the second year of the WNBA and are one of the WNBAs first expansion franchises. ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Reliant Arena, formerly the Astroarena, is a 350,000 sq. ...

Contents

Organization

Regular Season

The league is divided into two conferences. As of the 2008 WNBA season, there are 7 teams in the Eastern Conference and 7 teams in the Western Conference. Each team plays a 34-game regular season schedule, beginning in May and ending in late August. Every team plays four teams in their conference 3 times each and play the remaining 2 teams 4 times apiece (20 games). Then they each play teams from the opposite conference twice (14 games), once on each team's home court. The four teams in each conference with the best Win/Loss records go on to compete in the WNBA Playoffs during September with the WNBA Finals following later in the month. The Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... The Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... WNBA Championship Trophy The WNBA Finals is the championship series of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA), played under a best-of-five playoff format. ...


During the years where the Summer Olympics will be held, the WNBA takes a month off in the middle of their season to allow the players to practice and compete with their respective national teams. During the 2008 season, most of August is being taken off to allow for the 2008 Summer Olympics being held in Beijing, China. The regular season will run from May 17, 2008 to September 14, 2008 (the Olympic break will be from July 28, 2008 to August 27, 2008. The WNBA Playoffs and WNBA Finals will lead into October The Summer Olympic Games are an international multi-sport event held every four years, organised by the International Olympic Committee. ... WNBA may also refer to WNBA-AM, a radio station in Illinois. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see August (disambiguation). ... The 2008 Summer Olympics (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be celebrated from August 8, 2008, to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony commencing at 08:08:08 pm CST (12:08:08 UTC) at the Beijing National Stadium in... Peking redirects here. ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Olympic can mean: Olympic Games, an international multi-sport event: Olympic Games, the modern games held since 1896 Ancient Olympic Games, the ancient games held in Olympia, Greece between 776 BC and 393 AD Olympic (band), a Czech rock band Olympic (MTR) A MTR station in Hong Kong Olympic Airlines... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... WNBA Championship Trophy The WNBA Finals is the championship series of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA), played under a best-of-five playoff format. ... For other uses, see October (disambiguation). ...

WNBA Team Locations      Western Conference      Eastern Conference
WNBA Team Locations      Western Conference      Eastern Conference

All-Star Game

In the middle of July, regular play stops temporarily for the WNBA All-Star Game. The game is part of a weekend-long event, held in a selected WNBA city each year. The actual game is played on the selected WNBA team's home court. The All-Star Game features star players from the Western Conference facing star players from the Eastern Conference. During the season, fans get to vote for the players they would like to see start the game. The 2006 All-Star Game was the first game to feature custom uniforms that match the decade anniversary logo. Due to the Olympics, there will be no WNBA All-Star Game in 2008; the game will return in 2009. Logo for the inaugural WNBA All-Star Game, held in 1999 The Womens National Basketball Association All-Star Game, commonly referred to as the WNBA All-Star Game is an annual exhibition basketball game played between the best players of the Eastern and Western Conference of the Womens...


WNBA Playoffs Series

The top 4 teams in each conference compete in the WNBA Playoffs after the regular season, usually in August and early September. Each conference has two conference semi-final series, putting the team with the best record in each conference against the team with the 4th best record in the conference. The team with the 3rd best record in each conference faces the team with the 2nd best record in the same conference. The winning teams from each of these series face each other in the conference final, with the winning team in each conference facing the other team in the WNBA Finals. The regular season is a term used, primarily, in North American sports. ... WNBA Championship Trophy The WNBA Finals is the championship series of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA), played under a best-of-five playoff format. ...


First and second round playoff games series are best-of-three playoff games series. The first game of the series is played on the home court of the team with the lower seed, while the last two games are played on the home court of the higher ranked team. The WNBA Finals is a best-of-five playoff games series, held in September. Best-of-three playoff is a sport event, encountered in some American team sports, which consists of a head-to-head competition between two teams in which one team must win two games to win the series. ... WNBA Championship Trophy The WNBA Finals is the championship series of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA), played under a best-of-five playoff format. ... Best-of-five playoff is a sport event which consists of a competition between two teams head-to-head which must win three games to win the series. ...


History

Officially approved by the NBA Board of Governors on April 24, 1996, the creation of the WNBA was announced at a press conference with Rebecca Lobo, Lisa Leslie and Sheryl Swoopes in attendance. While not the first major women's professional basketball league in the United States (a distinction held by the defunct WBL), the WNBA is the only league to receive full backing of the NBA. The WNBA logo, "Logo Woman", paralleled the NBA logo and was selected out of 50 different designs. Rebecca Rose Lobo (born October 6, 1973 in Southwick, Massachusetts) is an American television basketball analyst and a former player in the professional Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997 to 2003. ... Lisa Leslie (born July 7, 1972 in Gardena, California) is a WNBA player currently playing for the Los Angeles Sparks. ... Sheryl Denise Swoopes (born March 25, 1971) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing for the Houston Comets in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Womens Professional Basketball League (abbreviated WBL) was an attempt to establish a professional womens basketball league in the United States. ...


We Got Next

On the heels of a much-publicized gold medal run by the 1996 USA Basketball Women's National Team at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, the WNBA began its first season on June 21, 1997 to little fanfare. The league began with eight teams; the first WNBA game featured the New York Liberty facing the Los Angeles Sparks in Los Angeles. The game was televised nationally in the United States on the NBC television network. At the start of the 1997 season, the WNBA had television deals in place with NBC (NBA rights holder), and the Walt Disney Company and Hearst Corporation joint venture channels, ESPN and Lifetime Television Network, respectively. Penny Toler was the first woman to score a point in the league. Final results for the Basketball competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics: Medal summary Final table, men USA Yugoslavia Lithuania Australia Greece Brazil Croatia China Argentina Puerto Rico Angola South Korea Categories: | | ... Final results for the Basketball competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics: Medal summary Final table, men USA Yugoslavia Lithuania Australia Greece Brazil Croatia China Argentina Puerto Rico Angola South Korea Categories: | | ... The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ... The Los Angeles Sparks are a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article is about the television network. ... Alternate meanings: Disney (disambiguation) The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney Enterprises, Inc. ... Hearst Tower, in September 2006 The Hearst Corporation is a privately-held American-based media conglomerate based in the Hearst Tower in New York City, USA. Founded by William Randolph Hearst as an owner of newspapers, the companys holdings now include a wide variety of media. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Lifetime Television is an American television network devoted to movies, sitcoms and dramas, all of which are either geared toward women or feature women in lead roles. ... Penny Toler in Long Beach State Penny Toler (born March 24, 1966) was a Womens National Basketball Association basketball player. ...


The WNBA centered its marketing campaign, dubbed "We Got Next", around stars Rebecca Lobo, Lisa Leslie and Sheryl Swoopes. In the league's first season, Leslie's Los Angeles Sparks underperformed and Swoopes sat out much of the season due to her pregnancy. The WNBA's true star in 1997 was WNBA MVP Cynthia Cooper, Swoopes' teammate on the Houston Comets. The Comets defeated Lobo's New York Liberty in the first WNBA Championship game. Rebecca Rose Lobo (born October 6, 1973 in Southwick, Massachusetts) is an American television basketball analyst and a former player in the professional Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997 to 2003. ... Lisa Leslie (born July 7, 1972 in Gardena, California) is a WNBA player currently playing for the Los Angeles Sparks. ... Sheryl Denise Swoopes (born March 25, 1971) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing for the Houston Comets in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... The WNBA Most Valuable Player is an annual award is given by the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) to the WNBA player who is the most valuable league-wide to her individual team in regular season competition. ... Cynthia Cooper on the Houston Comets Cynthia Lynne Cooper (born on April 14, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former basketball player who has played in college, the Olympics, and in professional leagues, most notably with the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ...


The initial "We Got Next" advertisement would run following each NBA season until it was replaced with the "We Got Game" campaign.


Struggle for Relevancy

In 1999, the league's chief competition, the American Basketball League, folded. Many of the ABL's star players, including several Olympic gold medalists (like Nikki McCray and Dawn Staley) and a number of standout college performers (including Kate Starbird and Jennifer Rizzotti), then joined the rosters of WNBA teams and, in so doing, enhanced the overall quality of play in the league. When a lockout resulted in an abbreviated NBA season, the WNBA saw faltering TV viewership. The American Basketball League of 1996 was an attempt to establish an independent professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... Nikki McCray (born December 17, 1971 in Collierville, Tennessee) is an American professional basketball player. ... Dawn Staley on the Houston Comets Dawn Michelle Staley (born May 4, 1970 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an US-American basketball player and coach. ... Kate Starbird (born in West Point, New York on July 30, 1975) is a guard for the WNBAs Indiana Fever basketball team. ... Former UConn womens basketball player. ...


Four teams were added after the 1997 season, bringing the number of teams in the league up to twelve. The 1999 season began with a collective bargaining agreement between players and the league, marking the first collective bargaining agreement to be signed in the history of women's professional sports. A Collective agreement is a labor contract between an employer and one or more unions. ... Professional athletes are distinguished from amateur athletes by virtue of being paid. ...


The WNBA made a huge step on May 23, 2000, when the Houston Comets became the first WNBA team to be invited to the White House Rose Garden. The tulips are in full bloom in the Rose Garden at the White House, April 20, 2005. ...


Expansion, Contraction, and Relocation

By the 2000 season, the WNBA had doubled in size. Two teams were added in 1998: the Detroit Shock and the Washington Mystics; another two in 1999 (the Minnesota Lynx and the Orlando Miracle); and four more for the 2000 season (the Indiana Fever, the Seattle Storm, the Miami Sol, and the Portland Fire). Teams and the league were collectively owned by the NBA until 2002, when the NBA sold WNBA teams either to their NBA counterparts in the same city or to a third party. This led to two teams moving; Utah to San Antonio and Orlando to Connecticut. With the move the Sun became the first WNBA team to be owned by a third party instead of an NBA franchise. It also led to two teams folding, the Miami Sol and Portland Fire. The Detroit Shock is a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Washington Mystics are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Washington, DC. They started play in 1998, the second year of the WNBA and are one of the WNBAs first expansion franchises. ... The Minnesota Lynx are a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and play their home games at the Target Center. ... The Connecticut Sun are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Uncasville, Connecticut. ... The Indiana Fever is a professional womens basketball team that plays in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... For the soccer team of the same name, see Seattle Storm (soccer). ... The Miami Sol was a womens Basketball team which joined the Womens National Basketball Association in 2000. ... The Portland Fire joined the Womens National Basketball Association in 2000 as the counterpart to the National Basketball Association team the Portland Trailblazers. ... The San Antonio Silver Stars is a team in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Connecticut Sun are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Uncasville, Connecticut. ... The Connecticut Sun are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Uncasville, Connecticut. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Miami Sol was a womens Basketball team which joined the Womens National Basketball Association in 2000. ... The Portland Fire joined the Womens National Basketball Association in 2000 as the counterpart to the National Basketball Association team the Portland Trailblazers. ...


In addition to the restructuring of teams, players also caused changes in the league. In 2002, the WNBA Players Association threatened to strike the next season if a new deal was not worked out between players and the league. The result was a delay in the start of the 2003 preseason.


After the 2003 season, the Cleveland Rockers folded because the ownership of that franchise was unwilling to operate the franchise. The Cleveland Rockers were a Womens National Basketball Association team. ...


The 2004 season proved to be the most competitive in league history, with almost all the teams vying for playoff spots. On October 21, 2004, in the wake of this success, Val Ackerman, the first WNBA president, announced her resignation, effective February 1, 2005, citing the desire to spend more time with her family. Ackerman later became president of USA Basketball. Val Ackerman was the first president of the Womens National Basketball Association, serving from 1997-2005. ... USA Basketball is a non-profit organization and the governing body for basketball in the United States. ...


On February 15, 2005, NBA Commissioner David Stern announced that Donna Orender, who had been serving as the Senior Vice President of the PGA Tour and who had played for several teams in the now-defunct Women's Pro Basketball League, would be Ackerman's successor as of April 2005. NBA redirects here. ... For other persons named David Stern, see David Stern (disambiguation). ... Donna Orender president of the WNBA Donna Orender is the 2nd and current president of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... Womens Professional Basketball League (abbreviated WBL) was an attempt to establish a professional womens basketball league in the United States. ...


The WNBA awarded its first expansion team in several years to Chicago (later named the Sky) in February 2005. In the off-season, a set of rule changes was approved that made the WNBA more like the NBA. An expansion team is a term used for a brand new team in a sports league. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... The Chicago Sky are a current Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...


The 2007 season was the WNBA's 11th; in 2006 the league became the first team-oriented women's professional sports league to exist for ten consecutive seasons. On the occasion of the tenth anniversary, the WNBA released its All-Decade Team, comprising the ten WNBA players deemed to have contributed, through on-court play and off-court activities, the most to women's basketball during the period of the league's existence. The Womens National Basketball Associations All-Decade Team were chosen in 2006 on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the WNBA from amongst 30 nominees compiled by the league by fan, media, coach, and player voting. ...


In December of 2006, the Charlotte Bobcats organization announced it would no longer operate the Charlotte Sting. Soon after, the WNBA announced that the Charlotte Sting would not operate for the upcoming season. A dispersal draft was held January 8, 2007, with all players except for unrestricted free agents Allison Feaster and Tammy Sutton-Brown available for selection. Teams selected in inverse order of their 2006 records; Chicago received the first pick and selected Monique Currie. The Charlotte Bobcats are a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Charlotte Sting logo 1997-2003 The Charlotte Sting was once a Womens National Basketball Association franchise based in Charlotte, North Carolina and it was one of the leagues eight original teams. ... The 2007 WNBA Draft is the leagues annual process for determining which teams receive the rights to negotiate with players entering the league. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... Allison Sharlene Feaster (born February 11, 1976, in Chester, South Carolina) is a professional basketball player. ... Tammy Sutton-Brown (Born January 27, 1978) is a Basketball player in the WNBA She finished the 2004 season ranked second in the WNBA in blocks (2. ... Monique Currie (born February 25, 1983 in Washington, D.C.) is a basketball player for the Charlotte Sting. ...


In October of 2007 the WNBA awarded another expansion franchise to Atlanta. Atlanta businessman Ron Terwilliger will be the owner of the new team, nicknamed the Dream. Atlanta will receive its players in an expansion draft and will begin play in May of 2008. This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ...


Rules

Rules are governed by standard basketball rules as defined by the NBA, with a few notable exceptions: This article is about the sport. ...

  • The three-point line is 20 feet and 6.25 inches (6.25 m) from the middle of the basket, in line with FIBA regulations.
  • The regulation WNBA ball is a minimum 28.5 inches (72.4 cm) in circumference, 1.00 inch (2.54 cm) smaller than the NBA ball. As of 2004, this size is used for all senior-level women's competitions worldwide.
  • There is no block/charge arc under the basket.
  • Quarters are 10 minutes in duration instead of 12.

Starting with the 2006 WNBA season, all games are divided into four 10-minute quarters as opposed to the league's original two 20-minute halves of play, as to fit with international procedures (many WNBA players play in Europe or Australia in the Northern Hemisphere autumn and winter). The NBA rule on jump balls is used for determining possession for the second, third, and fourth periods (i.e. team winning tip is awarded the ball at the beginning of the fourth quarter; the other team gets it to start the second and third periods). Under the two-half format both periods started with jump balls, presumably to prevent teams from purposely losing the opening tip in order to get the ball first in the second half. With the four quarters format this is not a problem because the team that wins the tip gets the ball first in the final period. The International Basketball Federation (French Fédération Internationale de Basketball) is an association of national organizations which governs international competitition in the sport. ... The jump ball that starts the game, known as the opening tip, takes place at center court. ...


Also in 2006, the shot clock was decreased from 30 to 24 seconds and the league began adopting NBA rules (14 second reset on any defensive foul if less than such time remains when a foul is called). The rule changes signaled a move away from rules more similar to those of college basketball and toward those that provide a more NBA-like game. The Shot Clock Monument in Syracuse, New York A shot clock is a timer designed to increase the pace (and subsequently, the score) in a competitive sport. ... Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ...


In 2007, the rules were changed again; the amount of time that a team must move the ball across the half-court line went from 10 to 8 seconds. In addition, a referee can grant time-outs to either a player or the coach, as in the NBA.


Teams

There have been a total of 18 teams in WNBA history. A total of 4 teams have folded: the Cleveland Rockers, the Miami Sol, the Charlotte Sting and the Portland Fire. Two other teams, the Utah Starzz and the Orlando Miracle moved, to San Antonio (Silver Stars) and Uncasville, Connecticut (Sun) respectively. Most team names are also very similar to those of NBA teams in the same market, such as the Washington Wizards and Washington Mystics, the Sacramento Kings and Sacramento Monarchs, the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx, and the Houston Rockets and Houston Comets (and before the women's team folded and the men's team relocated, Charlotte Hornets and Charlotte Sting). The Cleveland Rockers were a Womens National Basketball Association team. ... The Miami Sol was a womens Basketball team which joined the Womens National Basketball Association in 2000. ... Charlotte Sting logo 1997-2003 The Charlotte Sting was once a Womens National Basketball Association franchise based in Charlotte, North Carolina and it was one of the leagues eight original teams. ... The Portland Fire joined the Womens National Basketball Association in 2000 as the counterpart to the National Basketball Association team the Portland Trailblazers. ... The San Antonio Silver Stars are a team in the Womens National Basketball Association. ... The Connecticut Sun are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Uncasville, Connecticut. ... San Antonio redirects here. ... Montville is a town located in New London County, Connecticut. ... The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Washington Mystics are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Washington, DC. They started play in 1998, the second year of the WNBA and are one of the WNBAs first expansion franchises. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... The Sacramento Monarchs is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Sacramento, California. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Phoenix Mercury is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Phoenix, Arizona and the current WNBA champions. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Minnesota Lynx are a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and play their home games at the Target Center. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ... Charlotte Hornets may refer to several sports teams based in Charlotte, North Carolina: The NBAs New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets, formerly based in Charlotte (1988-2002). ... Charlotte Sting logo 1997-2003 The Charlotte Sting was once a Womens National Basketball Association franchise based in Charlotte, North Carolina and it was one of the leagues eight original teams. ...


Eastern Conference

Team Colors Arena Founded
Atlanta Dream Sky Blue, Red, White Philips Arena 2008
Chicago Sky Sky Blue, Gold UIC Pavilion 2006
Connecticut Sun Navy Blue, Red, Gold Mohegan Sun Arena 1999
Detroit Shock Blue, Red, Navy Blue The Palace of Auburn Hills 1998
Indiana Fever Navy Blue, Gold, Red Conseco Fieldhouse 2000
New York Liberty Blue, Liberty Green, Orange Madison Square Garden 1997
Washington Mystics Blue, Black, Bronze Verizon Center 1998

For the stadium of PSV Eindhoven, see Philips Stadion. ... The Chicago Sky are a current Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... UIC Pavilion is a 8,000-seat multi-purpose arena, located at 1150 W Harrison St in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Connecticut Sun are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Uncasville, Connecticut. ... The Mohegan Sun Arena is a 10,000 seat multi-purpose arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. ... The Detroit Shock is a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Palace of Auburn Hills (a. ... The Indiana Fever is a professional womens basketball team that plays in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Conseco Fieldhouse is a sports arena in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. It is the home of the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association and the Indiana Fever of the Womens National Basketball Association. ... The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ... The Washington Mystics are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Washington, DC. They started play in 1998, the second year of the WNBA and are one of the WNBAs first expansion franchises. ... The Verizon Center is a sports and entertainment arena in Washington, D.C., USA, named after telecommunications sponsor Verizon Communications. ...

Western Conference

Team Colors Arena Founded
Houston Comets Red, Navy Blue, Silver Reliant Arena 1997
Los Angeles Sparks Purple, Gold Staples Center 1997
Minnesota Lynx Blue, Green, Silver Target Center 1999
Phoenix Mercury Purple, Red, Chartreuse US Airways Center 1997
Sacramento Monarchs Purple, Red, Silver ARCO Arena 1997
San Antonio Silver Stars Black, Silver AT&T Center 1997
Seattle Storm Green, Red, Gold KeyArena 2000

The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Reliant Arena, formerly the Astroarena, is a 350,000 sq. ... The Los Angeles Sparks are a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... The Minnesota Lynx are a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and play their home games at the Target Center. ... The Target Center The Target Center is an arena in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota sponsored by Target Corporation that is home to the National Basketball Associations Minnesota Timberwolves and Womens National Basketball Associations Minnesota Lynx. ... The Phoenix Mercury is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Phoenix, Arizona and the current WNBA champions. ... US Airways Center (formerly America West Arena) is a sports and entertainment facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Sacramento Monarchs is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Sacramento, California. ... ARCO Arena is an indoor arena located in Sacramento, California, United States. ... The San Antonio Silver Stars is a team in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The AT&T Center is an indoor arena located in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It was completed in 2002 as the SBC Center at a cost of $175 million, financed by county issued bonds which were supported by a hotel-occupancy and car rental tax increase and an additional contribution... For the soccer team of the same name, see Seattle Storm (soccer). ... KeyArena at Seattle Center is located north of downtown Seattle, USA on the grounds of Seattle Center (the site of 1962s Century 21 Exposition, a Worlds Fair). ...

Former Teams

Charlotte Sting logo 1997-2003 The Charlotte Sting was once a Womens National Basketball Association franchise based in Charlotte, North Carolina and it was one of the leagues eight original teams. ... The Cleveland Rockers were a Womens National Basketball Association team. ... The Miami Sol was a womens Basketball team which joined the Womens National Basketball Association in 2000. ... The Connecticut Sun are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Uncasville, Connecticut. ... The Portland Fire joined the Womens National Basketball Association in 2000 as the counterpart to the National Basketball Association team the Portland Trailblazers. ... The San Antonio Silver Stars is a team in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) based in San Antonio, Texas. ...

Future Teams

In 2007, investors took steps to recreate the Colorado Chill, a previously successful franchise in the now-defunct NWBL, as a WNBA expansion team, but in September, Chill backers announced that they had not raised enough money to join the WNBA in 2008. The Colorado Chill are a womens professional basketball team in the National Womens Basketball League (NWBL). ... The National Womens Basketball League or NWBL is an organization governing basketball leagues for women in the United States. ...


Now Norm Freedman, whose history with basketball dates back some 35 years, is heading a group of investors interested in bringing a WNBA franchise to play out of the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


"The prospects are better than 50%, Freedman said. "The WNBA is quite positive, and so am I, that a team in Toronto will do well. [1]


Business

WNBA Presidents

Val Ackerman was the first president of the Womens National Basketball Association, serving from 1997-2005. ... Donna Orender president of the WNBA Donna Orender is the 2nd and current president of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). ...

Finance

So far the WNBA has not mirrored the monetary success of the NBA, though it is targeting profitability in 2007. The NBA has provided annual subsidies of approximately $12 million dollars to cover operating losses. The average attendance of WNBA games, league-wide, is roughly half the average attendance of NBA games. As of the agreement signed in 2003, WNBA players who had up to three years of experience were capped at $42,000. By comparison, $385,277 was the minimum salary of an NBA rookie. WNBA rookies earned $30,000 per year. The maximum salary for a WNBA player in 2007 was $100,000. Many WNBA players choose to supplement their salaries by playing in European or Australian women's basketball leagues during the WNBA off-season. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... USD redirects here. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


2007 Team by Team Attendance

Team 2007 Attendance Avg. Arena
Chicago Sky 3,710+ UIC Pavilion
Connecticut Sun 7,970+ Mohegan Sun Arena
Detroit Shock 9,749+ The Palace of Auburn Hills
Houston Comets 8,166+ Toyota Center
Indiana Fever 7,227+ Conseco Fieldhouse
Los Angeles Sparks 8,695+ STAPLES Center
Minnesota Lynx 6,971+ Target Center
New York Liberty 8,698- Madison Square Garden
Phoenix Mercury 7,711+ US Airways Center
Sacramento Monarchs 8,413- ARCO Arena
San Antonio Silver Stars 7,569+ AT&T Center
Seattle Storm 7,974- KeyArena
Washington Mystics 7,788- Verizon Center
  • WNBA Average: 7,742+

+/- Increase or Decrease over last season The Chicago Sky are a current Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... UIC Pavilion is a 8,000-seat multi-purpose arena, located at 1150 W Harrison St in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Connecticut Sun are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Uncasville, Connecticut. ... The Mohegan Sun Arena is a 10,000 seat multi-purpose arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. ... The Detroit Shock is a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Palace of Auburn Hills (a. ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ... The interior of the arena, during an ice hockey game The Toyota Center is an indoor arena located at 1510 Polk Street in Downtown Houston, Texas. ... The Indiana Fever is a professional womens basketball team that plays in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Conseco Fieldhouse is a sports arena in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. It is the home of the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association and the Indiana Fever of the Womens National Basketball Association. ... The Los Angeles Sparks are a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... The Minnesota Lynx are a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and play their home games at the Target Center. ... The Target Center The Target Center is an arena in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota sponsored by Target Corporation that is home to the National Basketball Associations Minnesota Timberwolves and Womens National Basketball Associations Minnesota Lynx. ... The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ... The Phoenix Mercury is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Phoenix, Arizona and the current WNBA champions. ... US Airways Center (formerly America West Arena) is a sports and entertainment facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Sacramento Monarchs is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Sacramento, California. ... ARCO Arena is an indoor arena located in Sacramento, California, United States. ... The San Antonio Silver Stars is a team in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The AT&T Center is an indoor arena located in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It was completed in 2002 as the SBC Center at a cost of $175 million, financed by county issued bonds which were supported by a hotel-occupancy and car rental tax increase and an additional contribution... For the soccer team of the same name, see Seattle Storm (soccer). ... KeyArena at Seattle Center is located north of downtown Seattle, USA on the grounds of Seattle Center (the site of 1962s Century 21 Exposition, a Worlds Fair). ... The Washington Mystics are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Washington, DC. They started play in 1998, the second year of the WNBA and are one of the WNBAs first expansion franchises. ... The Verizon Center is a sports and entertainment arena in Washington, D.C., USA, named after telecommunications sponsor Verizon Communications. ...


Media Coverage

As of 2007, WNBA games are televised throughout the U.S. by ABC, ESPN and NBA TV, though ratings are extremely low for televised broadcasts. In the early years two women's-oriented networks, Lifetime and Oxygen, also broadcast games including the first game of the WNBA. NBC showed games from 1997 to 2002 as part of its larger contract with the NBA before losing those rights to ABC. WNBA games are also seen in multiple countries around the world. 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ABC Sports redirects here. ... The WNBA on ESPN refers to the presentation of Womens National Basketball Association games on the ESPN family of networks. ... NBA TV is a television network that is dedicated to showcasing the sport of basketball in the United States. ... Original logo (1984-1995) 20th Anniversary logo (2004) Lifetime Television, more commonly known as Lifetime, is an American television network which as its tagline notes, is Television for Women. ... Oxygen is an American cable television channel. ... This article is about the television network. ...


Starting in the 2009 season, the league will enter a broadcast agreement with ABC/ESPN. The financial terms of the deal, which runs through the 2016 season, were not disclosed.


Many teams have local telecasts, and all games are also on local radio and Sirius Satellite Radio. Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ...


Champions

For more details on this topic, see WNBA Finals.
Season Winner Series Runner-Up
1997 Houston Comets 1-0 New York Liberty
1998 Houston Comets 2-1 Phoenix Mercury
1999 Houston Comets 2-1 New York Liberty
2000 Houston Comets 2-0 New York Liberty
2001 Los Angeles Sparks 2-0 Charlotte Sting
2002 Los Angeles Sparks 2-0 New York Liberty
2003 Detroit Shock 2-1 Los Angeles Sparks
2004 Seattle Storm 2-1 Connecticut Sun
2005 Sacramento Monarchs 3-1 Connecticut Sun
2006 Detroit Shock 3-2 Sacramento Monarchs
2007 Phoenix Mercury 3-2 Detroit Shock

WNBA Championship Trophy The WNBA Finals is the championship series of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA), played under a best-of-five playoff format. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ... The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Phoenix Mercury is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Phoenix, Arizona and the current WNBA champions. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ... The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ... The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The Los Angeles Sparks are a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Charlotte Sting logo 1997-2003 The Charlotte Sting was once a Womens National Basketball Association franchise based in Charlotte, North Carolina and it was one of the leagues eight original teams. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Los Angeles Sparks are a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Detroit Shock is a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Los Angeles Sparks are a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the soccer team of the same name, see Seattle Storm (soccer). ... The Connecticut Sun are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Uncasville, Connecticut. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Sacramento Monarchs is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Sacramento, California. ... The Connecticut Sun are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Uncasville, Connecticut. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Detroit Shock is a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Sacramento Monarchs is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Sacramento, California. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Phoenix Mercury is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Phoenix, Arizona and the current WNBA champions. ... The Detroit Shock is a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Detroit, Michigan. ...

Players and coaches

For more details on this topic, see List of WNBA players.

A decade after the launch of the WNBA, in 2006 only 7 players remain from the original 1997 WNBA Draft: Tamecka Dixon, Vickie Johnson, Lisa Leslie, Mwadi Mabika, Wendy Palmer-Daniel, Sheryl Swoopes and Tina Thompson. Only three of these players remain on the same teams that they were selected by in the 1997 WNBA Draft: Leslie and Mabika with the Los Angeles Sparks, and Thompson with the Houston Comets. This is a list of Womens National Basketball Association players. ... 1997 WNBA Draft - 22 January 1997 The 1997 WNBA Draft was the first draft in the WNBAs history. ... Vickie Johnson on the New York Liberty Vickie Johnson (born April 15, 1972), is a Womens National Basketball Association player who plays for the New York Liberty. ... Lisa Leslie (born July 7, 1972 in Gardena, California) is a WNBA player currently playing for the Los Angeles Sparks. ... Mwadi Mabika (born July 27, 1976 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo) is an All-Star player in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Wendy Palmer-Daniel on the San Antonio Silver Stars Wendy Palmer-Daniel (born August 12 1974) is a Womens National Basketball Association player who plays for the Seattle Storm. ... Sheryl Denise Swoopes (born March 25, 1971) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing for the Houston Comets in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Image:TinaThompson2006. ... 1997 WNBA Draft - 22 January 1997 The 1997 WNBA Draft was the first draft in the WNBAs history. ... The Los Angeles Sparks are a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ...


Each April, the WNBA holds the WNBA Draft in the city that hosted NCAA Women's Final Four. Interestingly, the average height of a WNBA player dropped from about 184 centimeters (6' ⅜") to 183.5 centimeters (6' ⅛") from the 2006 season to the 2007 season. The WNBA Draft is an annual draft held by the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) through which WNBA teams can select new players from a talent pool of college and professional womens basketball players. ... The NCAA Womens Division I Championship is an annual basketball tournament for women. ...


In 2007 Paul Westhead of the Phoenix Mercury became the first person to earn both NBA and WNBA championship rings as a coach. Paul Westhead Paul Westhead (born February 21, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former basketball coach in the NBA and the NCAA. He has coached three different NBA teams, and was also the coach of the Loyola Marymount University mens basketball team during that schools era of greatest... The Phoenix Mercury is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Phoenix, Arizona and the current WNBA champions. ...


WNBA Awards

After the end of the regular season, these league awards are awarded to both coaches and players:

WNBA Championship Trophy The WNBA Finals is the championship series of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA), played under a best-of-five playoff format. ... The WNBA Most Valuable Player is an annual award is given by the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) to the WNBA player who is the most valuable league-wide to her individual team in regular season competition. ... WNBA Defensive Player of the Year ... The WNBA Most Improved Player Award is an annual award given by the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) to the WNBA player whose play has improved the most since the previous season. ... The WNBA Rookie of the Year Award is given each year to the best rookie in the WNBA. Rookie of the Year Awards (1997 - Present) 1997 - No award 1998 - Tracy Reid, Charlotte Sting 1999 - Chamique Holdsclaw, Washington Mystics 2000 - Betty Lennox, Minnesota Lynx 2001 - Jackie Stiles, Portland Fire 2002 - Tamika... The WNBA Peak Performers is given each year to players who led the WNBA in scoring and rebounding. ... The Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award is an annual award is given by the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) to the WNBA player who has exhibited the best sportsmanship in the league during the season. ... WNBA coach of the year ...

2007 Winners

Award Winner Team
WNBA Finals MVP Award Cappie Pondexter Phoenix Mercury
WNBA Most Valuable Player Award Lauren Jackson Seattle Storm
WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award Lauren Jackson Seattle Storm
WNBA Most Improved Player Award Janel McCarville New York Liberty
WNBA Peak Performer Lauren Jackson Seattle Storm
WNBA Peak Performer Becky Hammon San Antonio Silver Stars
WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year Award Plenette Pierson Detroit Shock
WNBA Rookie of the Year Award Armintie Price Chicago Sky
Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award Tully Bevilaqua Indiana Fever
WNBA Coach of the Year Award Dan Hughes San Antonio Silver Stars

WNBA Championship Trophy The WNBA Finals is the championship series of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA), played under a best-of-five playoff format. ... Cappie Pondexter (born January 7, 1983) is a professional basketball player in the WNBA, currently playing for the Phoenix Mercury. ... The Phoenix Mercury is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Phoenix, Arizona and the current WNBA champions. ... The WNBA Most Valuable Player is an annual award is given by the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) to the WNBA player who is the most valuable league-wide to her individual team in regular season competition. ... Lauren Elizabeth Jackson (born May 11, 1981 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian professional basketball player. ... For the soccer team of the same name, see Seattle Storm (soccer). ... WNBA Defensive Player of the Year ... Lauren Elizabeth Jackson (born May 11, 1981 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian professional basketball player. ... For the soccer team of the same name, see Seattle Storm (soccer). ... The WNBA Most Improved Player Award is an annual award given by the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) to the WNBA player whose play has improved the most since the previous season. ... Janel McCarville (born on November 3, 1982 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin) was a standout collegiate womens basketball player at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), nicknamed the Golden Gophers. ... The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ... The WNBA Peak Performers is given each year to players who led the WNBA in scoring and rebounding. ... Lauren Elizabeth Jackson (born May 11, 1981 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian professional basketball player. ... For the soccer team of the same name, see Seattle Storm (soccer). ... The WNBA Peak Performers is given each year to players who led the WNBA in scoring and rebounding. ... Rebecca Lynn Hammon (born March 11, 1977), better known as Becky Hammon is a Womens National Basketball Association player who plays for the San Antonio Silver Stars. ... The San Antonio Silver Stars is a team in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Detroit Shock is a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The WNBA Rookie of the Year Award is given each year to the best rookie in the WNBA. Rookie of the Year Awards (1997 - Present) 1997 - No award 1998 - Tracy Reid, Charlotte Sting 1999 - Chamique Holdsclaw, Washington Mystics 2000 - Betty Lennox, Minnesota Lynx 2001 - Jackie Stiles, Portland Fire 2002 - Tamika... Armintie Ada Price (born April 3, 1985) is an American professional basketball player. ... The Chicago Sky are a current Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award is an annual award is given by the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) to the WNBA player who has exhibited the best sportsmanship in the league during the season. ... Tully Louise Bevilaqua (born July 19, 1972 in Merredin, Western Australia) is an Australian professional basketball player. ... The Indiana Fever is a professional womens basketball team that plays in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... WNBA coach of the year ... The San Antonio Silver Stars is a team in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) based in San Antonio, Texas. ...

See also

NBA redirects here. ... The National Womens Basketball League or NWBL is an organization governing basketball leagues for women in the United States. ... A list of professional sports leagues: // A1 Grand Prix (Official Page) British Touring Car Championship (Official Site) CASCAR (Canada) (Official Page) Champ Car World Series, formerly CART (Official Page) DTM - German Touring Car Masters (Official Page) Formula One, Grand Prix racing (Official Site) FIA GT Championship (Official Site) IRL (Indy... A aerial view of the Melbourne Cricket Ground during the 1992 Cricket World Cup final packed with 90,000 people. ... WNBA WNBA Finals WNBA MVP WNBA website WNBA Awards/History WNBA Playoff History Category: ...

References

  1. ^ TorontoSun.com - Basketball - WNBA coming north?

2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

External links

Women's National Basketball Association
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Atlanta Dream | Chicago Sky | Connecticut Sun | Detroit Shock | Indiana Fever | New York Liberty | Washington Mystics Houston Comets | Los Angeles Sparks | Minnesota Lynx | Phoenix Mercury | Sacramento Monarchs | San Antonio Silver Stars | Seattle Storm
Defunct teams: Charlotte Sting | Cleveland Rockers | Miami Sol | Portland Fire
Media: WNBA on ESPN | List of WNBA Finals broadcasters
Other Women's Leagues: National Women's Basketball League | Women's National Basketball League (Australia)
The Chicago Sky are a current Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Connecticut Sun are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Uncasville, Connecticut. ... The Detroit Shock is a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Indiana Fever is a professional womens basketball team that plays in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ... The Washington Mystics are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Washington, DC. They started play in 1998, the second year of the WNBA and are one of the WNBAs first expansion franchises. ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Los Angeles Sparks are a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Minnesota Lynx are a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and play their home games at the Target Center. ... The Phoenix Mercury is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Phoenix, Arizona and the current WNBA champions. ... The Sacramento Monarchs is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Sacramento, California. ... The San Antonio Silver Stars is a team in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) based in San Antonio, Texas. ... For the soccer team of the same name, see Seattle Storm (soccer). ... Charlotte Sting logo 1997-2003 The Charlotte Sting was once a Womens National Basketball Association franchise based in Charlotte, North Carolina and it was one of the leagues eight original teams. ... The Cleveland Rockers were a Womens National Basketball Association team. ... The Miami Sol was a womens Basketball team which joined the Womens National Basketball Association in 2000. ... The Portland Fire joined the Womens National Basketball Association in 2000 as the counterpart to the National Basketball Association team the Portland Trailblazers. ... The WNBA on ESPN refers to the presentation of Womens National Basketball Association games on the ESPN family of networks. ... The following is a list of the television networks and announcers that have broadcasted the WNBA Finals. ... The National Womens Basketball League or NWBL is an organization governing basketball leagues for women in the United States. ... The Womens National Basketball League (WNBL) is the premier womens basketball league in Australia. ...

 
 

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