Lynx to retire Whalen’s jersey #13

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx today announced the franchise will retire Lindsay Whalen’s number 13 on Saturday, June 8 when the Lynx host the Los Angeles Sparks at 2:30 p.m. CT on ABC. Whalen announced her retirement last August after completing her illustrious 15-year WNBA career, which included nine seasons and four WNBA Championships with Minnesota. Her number 13 becomes the first number retired by the Lynx. “We couldn’t have selected a better person and teammate in Lindsay Whalen as the first Lynx player to have their jersey hung in the rafters of Target Center,” said Minnesota Lynx and … Continue reading Lynx to retire Whalen’s jersey #13

Lynx take Napheesa Collier with the Sixth Overall Pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx tonight selected Napheesa Collier from the University of Connecticut with the sixth overall pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft. The number six pick is the team’s highest selection since the Lynx selected Devereaux Peters with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft. Collier, a 6-2 forward, put together her best season at UCONN, setting career-highs in almost every category as a senior. She averaged a career-high 20.8 ppg on 61.2% from the field, a career-best 10.8 rpg and a career-high 3.5 apg. Collier registered 24 double-doubles her senior season, upping her career total … Continue reading Lynx take Napheesa Collier with the Sixth Overall Pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft

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