Reeve signs extension with Lynx

By The Sports Network
December 6, 2012 - 12:04pm
The Minnesota Lynx have locked head coach Cheryl Reeve into a multi-year contract extension after she guided the team to back-to-back trips to the Finals and the 2011 WNBA Championship in her three years at the helm. (Photo by Lee Michaelson)

The Minnesota Lynx have locked head coach Cheryl Reeve into a multi-year contract extension after she guided the team to back-to-back trips to the Finals and the 2011 WNBA Championship in her three years at the helm. (Photo by Lee Michaelson)

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve has signed a multi-year contract extension.

Terms were not disclosed.

Reeve has guided the Lynx to a record of 67-35 in three seasons at the helm. The club went 27-7 each of the past two years, winning the WNBA title in 2011 and losing to Indiana in the finals this past season.

"Three years ago, we gave Cheryl the opportunity as head coach of the Lynx based on her extensive experience as assistant coach in the WNBA and glowing recommendations from her colleagues," said Lynx executive vice president Roger Griffith in a statement Thursday. "The decision has paid off with Cheryl leading our team to back-to-back WNBA Finals appearances, including its first championship in 2011, and the best record in the league since being hired. We are extremely happy to continue the relationship and look forward to even better things in the future."

Minnesota's 54 regular-season wins over the past two years are the second-most in any two-year span in league history, trailing only the 56 by Los Angeles in 2000-01.

"We have a great thing going here in Minnesota -- great players, great staff and great fans -- and I'm very grateful to be in this situation," said Reeve.

Reeve was selected as the WNBA's top coach in 2011, as the Lynx's 14-game improvement from 13 to 27 wins was the second-largest single-season increase in WNBA history.

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