Lynx Sign Head Coach Cheryl Reeve to Multi-Year Contract Extension

The Minnesota Lynx today announced the team has signed Head Coach Cheryl Reeve to a multi-year contract extension. Reeve has also assumed the role of General Manager and has announced the following updates to the team’s basketball operations staff for the 2018 season: Clare Duwelius has been promoted to Assistant General Manager while Assistant Coaches Shelley Patterson and Walt Hopkins have agreed to multi-year contract extensions. Assistant Coach James Wade remains on staff. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released. “I appreciate Glen Taylor’s confidence in me to continue to lead the Lynx organization,” said Lynx head … Continue reading Lynx Sign Head Coach Cheryl Reeve to Multi-Year Contract Extension

Minnesota Lynx Capture 4th WNBA Title

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – With their 85-76 win tonight over the Los Angeles Sparks at Williams Arena in Game 5 of the 2017 WNBA Finals presented by Verizon, the Minnesota Lynx captured the franchise’s fourth WNBA championship (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017), tying the Houston Comets for the most by a single team in league history. Maya Moore’s 18 points led a balanced team effort featuring all five starters in double figures. After the game, Sylvia Fowles was named the 2017 WNBA Finals MVP. Minnesota completed its 19th WNBA season by winning three in a row (and five of its last six … Continue reading Minnesota Lynx Capture 4th WNBA Title

Sylvia Fowles Named 2017 WNBA Most Valuable Player

This is the first Most Valuable Player award for Fowles and the second by a Lynx player MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The WNBA today announced that Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles was voted as the 2017 WNBA Most Valuable Player. Fowles received 35 votes from a national panel of 40 sportswriters and broadcasters. Her previous highest finish in MVP voting was third in 2011. “Since Sylvia arrived in Minnesota in 2015, one of her main goals was to grow her game to become a better player in this league,” said Lynx Executive Vice President Roger Griffith. “Her play this season shows … Continue reading Sylvia Fowles Named 2017 WNBA Most Valuable Player

Lynx Fowles Named to WNBA All-Defensive First Team

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The WNBA today announced that Lynx center Sylvia Fowles has been named to the WNBA All-Defensive First Team while teammates Rebekkah Brunson and Maya Moore were named to the WNBA All-Defensive Second Team. For Fowles, the 2016 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, this is her 7th WNBA All-Defensive First Team selection (2008, 2010-2013, 2016) while Brunson earns her 5th career WNBA All-Defensive Second Team honor and Moore her second such recognition. Fowles, started all 34 contests for Minnesota this season, averaging 18.9 points, a franchise-record 10.4 rebounds while adding a career-best 1.5 assists, 1.29 steals and … Continue reading Lynx Fowles Named to WNBA All-Defensive First Team

Lynx Center Sylvia Fowles and Forward Maya Moore Voted All-Star Starters

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The WNBA announced this afternoon that Lynx center Sylvia Fowles and forward Maya Moore were voted to the starting lineup for the 2017 Western Conference All-Star team by a combination of fan, players and media votes. Fowles and Moore tied for first (2.0) among Western Conference frontcourt in the weighted vote. This year’s game will mark the fifth career All-Star start for Moore, and the fourth time Fowles has been selected as an All-Star, her third as a starter and first as a member of the Lynx. In her 10th year of WNBA play, Fowles is averaging … Continue reading Lynx Center Sylvia Fowles and Forward Maya Moore Voted All-Star Starters