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The result was a delay in the start of the preseason. After taking over a struggling franchise in , former Detroit Pistons forward Bill Laimbeer had high hopes for the Detroit Shock in The team was just 9—23 in Laimbeer orchestrated a worst-to-first turnaround and the Shock finished the season 25—9 in first place in the Eastern Conference.
The Shock beat the Sparks, winning game three on a three-pointer by Deanna Nolan. After the season , the Cleveland Rockers , one of the league's original eight teams, folded because the owners were unwilling to continue operating the franchise.
Val Ackerman , the first WNBA president, resigned effective February 1, , citing the desire to spend more time with her family.
Ackerman later became president of USA Basketball. In , the league became the first team-oriented women's professional sports league to exist for ten consecutive seasons.
After missing out on the Finals in and , the Shock bounced back in behind newly acquired Katie Smith , along with six remaining members from their Finals run Cash , Ford , Holland-Corn , Nolan , Powell , and Riley.
The Shock finished second in the Eastern Conference and knocked off first-seeded Connecticut in the second round of the Playoffs.
The Shock faced reigning champion Sacramento Monarchs in a five-game series. The Shock won game five on their home floor. In December , the Charlotte Bobcats organization announced it would no longer operate the Charlotte Sting.
A dispersal draft was held on January 8, Teams selected in inverse order of their records; Chicago received the first pick. This fast-paced offense was perfect for his team, especially after the league shortened the shot clock from 30 seconds to 24 seconds in The Mercury was well-suited for the fast offense behind these three players.
Phoenix averaged a league-record Facing the reigning champion Detroit Shock , the Mercury imposed their high-scoring offense with hopes of capturing their first title in franchise history.
Averaging Atlanta businessman Ron Terwilliger was the original owner of the new team. Citizens of Atlanta were able to vote for their choices for the new team's nickname and colors.
Paul Westhead resigned from the Mercury after capturing the title and Penny Taylor opted to stay home to prepare for the Summer Olympics , causing the Mercury to falter in The team posted a 16—18 record and became the first team in WNBA history to miss the Playoffs after winning the championship in the previous season.
In their place, the Detroit Shock won their third championship under coach Bill Laimbeer , solidifying their place in WNBA history before Laimbeer resigned early in , effectively ending the Shock dynasty.
During the regular season, the first-ever outdoor professional basketball game in North America was played at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City.
The Comets ceased operations on December 1, , after no owners for the franchise could be found. After an unsatisfying conclusion in , the Mercury looked to bounce back to championship caliber.
Helped by the return of Penny Taylor , the Mercury once again locked up first place in the Western Conference and advanced to the Finals.
The championship series was a battle of contrasting styles as the Mercury number one league offense, The series went five games, including arguably one of the most thrilling games in WNBA history in game one of the series Phoenix won in overtime, — Not only did Paul Westhead's system influence his Mercury team, but it created a domino effect throughout the league.
Young athletic players were capable of scoring more and playing at a faster pace. As a league, the average of The league announced it would seek new owners to relocate the team to the San Francisco Bay area ; however, no ownership was found and a dispersal draft was held on December 14, The season saw a tight race in the East , with three teams being tied for first place on the final day of the regular season.
Five of the six teams in the East were in first place at some point during the season. The East held a. In the Finals , two new teams represented each conference: the Seattle Storm and the Atlanta Dream.
Seattle made their first finals appearance since winning it all in and Atlanta, coming into the playoffs as a four seed, impressively swept its opponents in the first two rounds to advance to the Finals in only the third year of the team's existence.
After the season, President Orender announced she would be resigning from her position as of December Richie would assume duties as president on May 16, The season began with strong publicity helped by the rising young stars of the league and the NBA lockout.
Richie confirmed that this lockout would not affect the WNBA. The lockout ended on November 26, and NBA teams would play a game regular season following the lockout.
Many news outlets began covering the league more frequently. The new influx of young talent into the league gave many teams something to be excited about.
The level of play seemed to be evidenced by higher scoring, better defense, and higher shooting percentages. By the end of the regular season , nine of the twelve teams in the league had increased attendance over their averages.
Connecticut Sun center Tina Charles set a league record for double-doubles in a season with The San Antonio Silver Stars experienced boosts from their young players as well; rookie Danielle Adams scored 32 points off the bench in June and fellow rookie Danielle Robinson had a point game in September.
Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry was the first player in league history to average over 20 points per game McCoughtry led her team to the Finals for the second straight year, but despite breaking her own Finals scoring record, the Dream was swept for the second straight year, this time by the Minnesota Lynx , which won its first title behind a fully healthy Seimone Augustus.
The retirement of legends Katie Smith , Tina Thompson , Ticha Penicheiro , and Sheryl Swoopes coupled with the arrival of highly touted rookies and new rule changes effectively marked the end of an era for the WNBA and the ushering of another.
On the court, the Minnesota Lynx won their second title in three years, defeating the Atlanta Dream in the Finals , and becoming the first team to sweep the playoff since the Seattle Storm.
The promotion of Griner, Delle Donne, and Diggins helped boost television ratings for the league by 28 percent, and half of the teams ended the season profitable.
During the season, the WNBA players' union opted out of the collective bargaining agreement CBA with the league, which then ended after the season.
In January , the league and union announced that they had reached an agreement on a new CBA to take effect with the season and running through Among the features of the new agreement are:  .
Each team will play 10 Cup games during the season: specifically, the first home and road games against each team in its conference. The final Cup games will be played in July, with the top team in the Cup standings from each conference advancing to a one-off Cup final in August.
The games have been postponed till , due to the COVID pandemic , rendering the break unnecessary.
The entry draft took place as originally scheduled on April 17, although it was done remotely. The players were housed at the Bradenton complex, and all games and practices took place there.
Players had until June 25 to let their teams know whether they planned to participate. The WNBA originated with 8 teams in , and through a sequence of expansions, contractions, and relocations currently consist of 12 teams.
There have been a total of 18 franchises in WNBA history. Arenas listed below reflect those intended for use in the league's next season in See the respective team articles for more information.
Of these teams, only the Sparks have completely separate ownership. The Liberty had been associated with the New York Knicks , having been owned by the Knicks' parent company, The Madison Square Garden Company ,   but the team was sold in January to a group led by Joseph Tsai , then a minority owner of the Nets  and now sole owner of that team.
The Utah Starzz were affiliated with the Jazz before relocating to San Antonio as the Silver Stars under the ownership of the parent company of the Spurs in Becoming the Stars in , they shared the Spurs' team colors.
The team would eventually relocate to Las Vegas as the Aces in The Detroit Shock was the sister team of the Pistons until the teams' owner sold the Shock to investors who moved the team to Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Shock shared the Tulsa market with the Tulsa 66ers until the latter team was relocated to become the Oklahoma City Blue in Teams hold training camps in May.
Training camps allow the coaching staff to prepare the players for the regular season and determine the woman roster with which they will begin the regular season.
After training camp, a series of preseason exhibition games are held. During the regular season, each team plays 36 games, 18 each home and away.
Each team plays three in-conference teams 4 times and the remaining in-conference teams three times 18 games. Each team then plays the six out-of-conference teams three times 18 games.
As in the NBA, each team hosts and visits every other team at least once every season. During years in which the Summer Olympics are held, the WNBA takes a month off in the middle of the season to allow players to practice and compete with their respective national teams.
The season was planned to be the first for the Commissioner's Cup, an in-season tournament. Each team's first home and away games against each of its conference opponents, all of which were to be played in the first half of the season, were designated as Cup games.
After each team played its 10 Cup games, the top team in each conference's Cup standings would advance to the Commissioner's Cup Final, a single match held in August.
In , the league held its first-ever All-Star Game, where the best players of the Eastern Conference played against the best players of the Western Conference.
Since the All-Star games were ongoing, the West has been dominant until , when the East finally won a game. The game is part of a weekend-long event, held in a selected WNBA city each year.
The actual game is played on the selected WNBA team's home court. During the season, fans vote for the players they would like to see start the game.
The All-Star Game was the first game to feature custom uniforms that match the decade anniversary logo. In , an exhibition game Stars at the Sun was held.
Shortly after the All-Star break is the trading deadline. After this date, teams are not allowed to exchange players with each other for the remainder of the season, although they may still sign and release players.
Major trades are often completed right before the trading deadline. In the current system, the eight best teams by the regular-season record, without regard to conference alignment, qualify for the playoffs.
Having a higher seed offers several advantages. Since the first two seeds get double byes, and the next two seeds get first-round byes, having a higher seed generally means one will be facing a weaker team.
The team in each series with a better record has a home-court advantage. Since Verizon is the official sponsor. The first two playoff rounds follow a tournament format with each team playing a rival in a single-elimination game, with the winners advancing to the next round and losers being eliminated from the playoffs.
For the first round, the matchups by seed are 5th vs 8th and 6th vs 7th. In the second round, the matchups by seed are 3rd vs the lowest remaining seed and 4th vs the highest remaining seed.
In the semifinals, the matchups by seed are 1st vs the lowest remaining seed and 2nd vs the highest remaining seed. The first and second rounds consist of single-elimination games, while the semifinals are best-of-five series using a 2—2—1 home-court pattern, meaning that the higher-seeded team will have home court in games 1, 2, and 5 while the other team plays at home in game 3 and 4.
This pattern has been in place since changed from the best-of-three series 1—1—1 format for four teams in each conference, where the higher seed hosted the opening game in the first two rounds.
The final playoff round, a best-of-five series between the two semifinal winners, is known as the WNBA Finals and is held annually, currently scheduled for October.
Each player on the winning team receives a championship ring. For this round, the series follows a 2—2—1 pattern, meaning that one team will have home court in games 1, 2, and 5, while the other plays at home in games 3 and 4.
The Houston Comets , Minnesota Lynx , and Seattle Storm hold the distinction of having won the most championships with 4 titles each. The Comets folded in The Lynx have the most appearances in the championship with 6, all occurring in the 7 years from to In , a decade and a half after the launch of the WNBA, only two players remained from the league's inaugural season in : Sheryl Swoopes and Tina Thompson.
Lisa Leslie was the longest-tenured player from the draft class; she spent her entire career — with the Los Angeles Sparks.
Sue Bird holds both of the league's most significant longevity records—number of seasons in the league 17 and games played The team was to comprise the 10 best and most influential players of the first decade of the WNBA, with consideration also given to sportsmanship, community service, leadership, and contribution to the growth of women's basketball.
Players for the WNBA's Top 15 Team were chosen in on the anniversary of the league's fifteenth season from amongst 30 nominees compiled similarly to that of the All-Decade Team process.
This process was repeated for the league's 20th anniversary season in with the selection of the WNBA Top 20 Over 30 players have scored at least 3, points in their WNBA careers.
The scoring average leader is Cynthia Cooper , who averaged She signed a seven-day contract with the Detroit Shock and played one game, tallying two assists and two turnovers in nine minutes of action.
By playing in the one game Lieberman broke a record that she had set in when she was the league's oldest player at Sue Bird, who has played for the Seattle Storm since though she missed the and seasons to injury , holds the record for career assists  with 2, in regular-season games.
She has averaged 6. It is during this time that voting begins for individual awards. The Sixth Woman of the Year Award is given to the best player coming off the bench must have more games coming off the bench than actual games started.
The Most Improved Player Award is awarded to the player who is deemed to have shown the most improvement from the previous season.
The Defensive Player of the Year Award is awarded to the league's best defender. The Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award is awarded to the player who shows outstanding sportsmanship on and off the court.
The Coach of the Year Award is awarded to the coach that has made the most positive difference to a team. The Most Valuable Player Award is given to the player deemed the most valuable for her team that season.
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