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Atlanta Dream interim head coach Mike Petersen resigns “due to health reasons”

Atlanta Dream interim head coach Mike Petersen resigns “due to health reasons”

From the Dream: Interim Head Coach Mike Petersen has decided to step down from his current role with the Atlanta Dream due to health reasons. Assistant Coach Darius Taylor will assume the role as Interim Head Coach effective immediately.   “For…

Video: WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert discusses the league’s diversity initiatives, the Olympics, partnerships and more

Video: WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert discusses the league’s diversity initiatives, the Olympics, partnerships and more

WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert spoke to media on Tuesday via Zoom in a press conference hosted by the Dallas Wings. She discussed a variety of league issues. Some excerpts of the interview are below. For the full presser, watch the…

Dynamic trio of Laney, Ionescu and Onyenwere give the New York Liberty an electric start to the season

Dynamic trio of Laney, Ionescu and Onyenwere give the New York Liberty an electric start to the season

Opening Night Results New York 90, Indiana 87 Connecticut 78, Atlanta 67 Phoenix 77, Minnesota 75 Dallas 94, Los Angeles 71 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 FINAL LIBERTY 26 21 21 22 90 FEVER 21 21 17 23 87 Twitter Thread…

Atlanta tops Minnesota in preseason scrimmage; coaches manage minutes of vets and give newcomers ample playing time

Atlanta tops Minnesota in preseason scrimmage; coaches manage minutes of vets and give newcomers ample playing time

Got the job done ? pic.twitter.com/K6qV83e0dk — Atlanta Dream (@AtlantaDream) May 1, 2021 Regular-season schedule In a preseason scrimmage Saturday afternoon, the Atlanta Dream topped the visiting Minnesota Lynx 69-61 at Gateway Center Arena in College Park. The contest began…

WNBA Releases 2021 Schedule; Regular Season Begins Friday, May 14

WNBA Releases 2021 Schedule; Regular Season Begins Friday, May 14

The WNBA’s commemorative 25th season tips off on Friday, May 14 beginning a weekend slate where all 12 teams will see action. The league marks the season with a campaign called Count It, special Nike-designed uniforms, and a redesigned Wilson…

WNBA approves sale of Atlanta Dream to real estate executive Larry Gottesdiener, former player Renee Montgomery part of ownership group

WNBA approves sale of Atlanta Dream to real estate executive Larry Gottesdiener, former player Renee Montgomery part of ownership group

Chairman of Northland Larry Gottesdiener leads three-member ownership group of Atlanta Dream A little over a month after reports surfaced of an impending sale, the WNBA announced that the Atlanta Dream has new ownership. Real estate executive Larry Gottesdiener, chairman…

Veteran guard Renee Montgomery retires from the WNBA

Veteran guard Renee Montgomery retires from the WNBA

Renee Montgomery, an eleven-year veteran guard, announced her retirement from the WNBA. The West Virginia native won two WNBA Championships as a member of the Minnesota Lynx in 2015 and 2017. She announced her retirement via social media. Montgomery, a…

Atlanta Dream close to being sold

Atlanta Dream close to being sold

According to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream is on the verge of being sold to an undisclosed owner. A spokesperson for the WNBA spokesperson told the newspaper: “As it relates to the Atlanta Dream, we…

Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler loses runoff election to candidate supported by WNBA players, Rev. Raphael Warnock

Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler loses runoff election to candidate supported by WNBA players, Rev. Raphael Warnock

In a contentious election, Democrat Raphael Warnock, the pastor of Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, defeated Atlanta Dream co-owner and Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler in a runoff. Warnock becomes Georgia’s first black U.S. senator. After being appointed to the…

New York Liberty wins the first pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft

New York Liberty wins the first pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft

The New York Liberty won the 2021 WNBA Draft Lottery announced Friday evening. The Liberty has the top pick of the draft for the second consecutive year and the second time in franchise history. The rest of the top four…

WNBA games called off as players put spotlight on racial injustice and show solidarity with NBA

WNBA games called off as players put spotlight on racial injustice and show solidarity with NBA

WNBA players decided to not play three games scheduled for Wednesday night showing solidarity with NBA teams who also refused to play as a strong statement against racial injustice in light of police brutality including the shooting of Jacob Blake,…

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert addresses bubble protocol, contingency plans and social justice initiatives: “We’re ready to go”

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert addresses bubble protocol, contingency plans and social justice initiatives: “We’re ready to go”

Three days before the WNBA season begins in Florida, the league’s commissioner Cathy Engelbert held a teleconference with media. She opened the call with comments summarizing the lead up to teams and staffers arriving at IMG Academy in Bradenton. “We…

WNBA teams begin to get settled in the bubble, focused on practice and conditioning

WNBA teams begin to get settled in the bubble, focused on practice and conditioning

Video courtesy Phoenix Mercury As of Saturday, all WNBA teams have arrived at the “bubble” location, IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The Indiana Fever was the last team to arrive. Team press conferences began Friday and will continue throughout the…

With Uncertainty Hanging Over Their Heads, Some WNBA Players Find Marketing Opportunities

Even with the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic hanging over the country and a truncated season on the horizon, some WNBA players continue to find ways to expand their careers with marketing and sponsorship deals. Converse and a Cloud Washington…

Coaches and players support Renee Montgomery’s “leap of faith” to focus on social justice issues

Coaches and players support Renee Montgomery’s “leap of faith” to focus on social justice issues

Atlanta Dream guard Renee Montgomery’s decision to sit out the 2020 season to focus on social justice issues was a “leap of faith” she said to reporters Thursday afternoon in a video conference call. The 11-year WNBA veteran and UConn…

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve talks about plans for the 2020 season and the need for social justice work

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve talks about plans for the 2020 season and the need for social justice work

The 2020 WNBA season will be like none other in league history. First, all twelve teams will live and play all games at IMG Academy in Florida, beginning with training camp in a couple of weeks – the season is…

Atlanta Dream guard Renee Montgomery to sit out the 2020 WNBA season and focus on off-court social justice initiatives

Atlanta Dream guard Renee Montgomery to sit out the 2020 WNBA season and focus on off-court social justice initiatives

Atlanta Dream guard Renee Montgomery will sit out the 2020 WNBA season to focus on off-court initiatives, the team announced Thursday. She is the first player to opt out of the season that is scheduled to start in late July…

2020 WNBA Transactions

2020 August 31, 2020 Chicago Sky: Signed free agent forward Alisia Jenkins to a 7-day contract August 26, 2020 Indiana Fever: Signed forward Jantel Lavender, as well as a second and third-round draft pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft from…

WNBA coaches talk about the draft, push through schedule uncertainty

WNBA coaches talk about the draft, push through schedule uncertainty

2020 WNBA Draft, Friday, April 17, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN App || Draft Order With the WNBA Draft scheduled for Friday, the league held its annual pre-draft teleconference with media earlier this week. Coaches provided insight on prospects and how the…

Atlanta Dream issues statement on free agency of Angel McCoughtry

Atlanta Dream issues statement on free agency of Angel McCoughtry

From the team: The Atlanta Dream have decided, after conversations with Angel McCoughtry and her representation, to allow her to test free agency for the first time in her career. While the Dream could have used the Core designation to…

WNBA and player’s union reach eight-year collective bargaining agreement

WNBA and player’s union reach eight-year collective bargaining agreement

The WNBA and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) reached an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA), pending ratification by the players and the league’s Board of Governors. The new eight-year CBA, which commences with the 2020…

WNBPA re-elects Nneka Ogwumike as president, Layshia Clarendon as first vice president

WNBPA re-elects Nneka Ogwumike as president, Layshia Clarendon as first vice president

With WNBA players still in labor negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement, their union released the following results of the organization’s elections: The Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) announced the reelections of Nneka Ogwumike as WNBPA President, and…

The Atlanta Dream will play at Gateway Center Arena in College Park in 2020, team also unveils new brand

The Atlanta Dream will play at Gateway Center Arena in College Park in 2020, team also unveils new brand

The Atlanta Dream announced it will play its 2020 home games at Gateway Center Arena in College Park. The team will move to its new home in Metro Atlanta’s Southside for its 13th season after playing at State Farm Arena…

The 2019 All-WNBA First  and Second Teams

The 2019 All-WNBA First and Second Teams

The WNBA announced the 2019 First and Second teams during halftime of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals between the Connecticut Sun and Washington Mystics on Sunday afternoon. The league’s Most Valuable Player Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics…

Transcript and video: WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert’s 2019 WNBA Finals Press Conference

Transcript and video: WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert’s 2019 WNBA Finals Press Conference

COMMISSIONER ENGELBERT: Good afternoon, everyone. It’s great to be in Washington tipping off the WNBA Finals presented by YouTube TV. I want to begin by congratulating the two teams who are here with us today and, quite frankly, all of…