NBA – WBB news roundup: Robert Sarver to sell Phoenix Mercury and Suns
Here’s what happened in the world of women’s basketball last week:
Robert Sarwar will sell Phoenix Mercury and Sun
Disgraced NBA and WNBA owner Robert Sarver has announced he has begun the process of selling the Phoenix Mercury & Sons after their mandatory one-year suspension for using racist and foul language around players, staff and staff.
Team USA honors Brittany Griner other than her number 15
Stewie 1 quiet fire released
San Antonio Spurs Appointment of Candice Dupree as assistant coach
The Spurs have announced that former WNBA star Candice Dupree will join the team as an assistant coach. Dupree played in the league for 16 years, making seven All-Star Game appearances.
Dallas Wings fire Vicki Johnson
Despite a successful year, the Dallas Wings fired coach Vicki Johnson at the end of the season.
Greg Bibb, Wings President and CEO, said: “While our organization has come a long way this season, I believe that at this point a change will be needed to help our team qualify for the playoffs. and possibly to compete for one.” The WNBA Championship provides the best opportunity to achieve our long-term goals. I would like to thank Vicki for her work on behalf of the organization and wish her every success in her future endeavours.
Tina Thompson joins the Trail Blazers as a scout
The Portland Trail Blazers have announced that former WNBA player Tina Thompson has joined the team as a scout. Thompson had a hugely successful career in the league, winning four titles with the Houston Comets and appearing on eight All-WNBA teams.
Marine withdraws from Johannes FIBA World Cup
New York Liberty Guard Marine Johannes was expected to join France to compete in the FIBA World Cup 2022 by Tuesday when he announced a thigh injury forced him to withdraw completely.
The Las Vegas Aces win their first championship
The Aces had a big week for their franchise and the city of Las Vegas when they won the WNBA Finals this week. On top of that, the team is first in the league. To win the championship, there is MVP, All-Star MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Finals MVP.
Alyssa Thomas created the story
Connecticut Sun’s Alyssa Thomas has become the first WNBA player to record consecutive triple-doubles. In Game 1, Thomas scored 15 rebounds, 11 assists and 16 points. Three nights later, he repeated the feat, collecting 10 rebounds, 11 assists and 11 points.
Lewis O’Neill’s 83. died on
Louise O’Neill, former Southern Connecticut and Yale basketball coach and member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, has died at age 83. Former coach Joan Bonvicini remembered O’Neill on Twitter and wrote: fantastic coach and leader… way ahead of his time. She’s a member of @WBHOF and that’s why I’m the woman BBall became a coach. Relax Lewis.
O’Neill’s final turning point as a coach came in 1979, when he led the US national team to a silver medal. From there he worked as Senior Athletics Associate at Dartmouth until 1990, before moving to Wellesley. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2017.
USA Basketball Announces Sydney Women’s Team
The USAB further announces its roster The FIBA World Cup in Sydney, Australia, which kicked off on Thursday.
WNBA playoffs attract key ideas
This year’s WNBA playoffs were a huge success in terms of viewership and social media. made playoffs 1 billion impressions, 11 million engagements and $23 million in social value,