LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Sparks have signed head coach Carol Ross to a multi-year contract extension, the team's executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler announced Thursday. Pursuant to team policy, the terms of the deal were not made public.
The 2014 WNBA Draft Lottery will be held in Seacaucus, N.J., on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 4:30 p.m. EST, the league announced today. The four bottom finishers from the 2013 WNBA season -- i.e., the New York Liberty (11-23) and the Connecticut Sun (10-24) from the Eastern Conference and the Tulsa Shock (11-23) and the San Antonio Silver Stars (12-22) from the West -- will participate in hopes of securing the top pick in next spring's WNBA Draft.
ATLANTA, GA -- For the second time in 15 months the Atlanta Dream ownership has let their head coach go.
On Friday, team co-owners Mary Brock and Kelly Loeffler announced they will not renew the contract of general manager and head coach Fred Williams, who was promoted last August when the Dream fired then head coach Marynell Meadors.
Championship teams are always idolized -- and multiple championships means talk of dynasties.
The rest? They are referred to, in varying degrees, as losers who can't get the job (here winning a WNBA championship) done. Particular scorn is reserved for the perennial runnerup, who is seen as defective or even accursed, even though that was the second-best team.