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Dishin & Swishin in the year 2015: Looking back at the year in Women’s Basketball

Dishin & Swishin in the year 2015: Looking back at the year in Women’s Basketball

As we say goodbye to another calendar year and make resolutions for 2016, it seems like a good time to look back at what made 2015 a great year for women’s basketball. It was also the year that Dishin &…

WNBA: Seven Reasons Why the Writing Was On the Wall for Laurel Richie’s Exit

The WNBA announced today that president Laurel Richie is stepping down after five seasons. For many fans, the announcement was no surprise. Here is a list of reasons why her departure was imminent and necessary. Lack of Visibility When Richie…

Transcript: WNBA president Laurel Richie meets the press before Finals game 2

Tuesday night, before game 2 of the WNBA Finals, the league’s president Laurel Richie met with the media. The following is the transcript of the question and answer session. LAUREL RICHIE:  Good afternoon.  Welcome to the WNBA 2015 Finals presented…

Transcript: WNBA president Laurel Richie meets the press at the 2015 All-Star game

Video of Richie’s opening comments THE MODERATOR:  Welcome everyone to Boost Mobile WNBA All?Star 2015, and WNBA president Laurel Richie. LAUREL RICHIE:  Good afternoon, everyone.  Welcome to 2015 WNBA All?Star presented by Boost Mobile.  We are thrilled to be back…

Dishin & Swishin 6/11/15 Podcast: Laurel Richie presides over #SummerHoops as the WNBA season kicks off

Dishin & Swishin 6/11/15 Podcast: Laurel Richie presides over #SummerHoops as the WNBA season kicks off

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). Laurel J. Richie became the president of the WNBA on On April 11, 2011 succeeding Donna Orender in…

Player’s union issues statement on possible appeal of Griner-Johnson suspensions, WNBA prez is “firm” on decision

The Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) issued a statement regarding the seven-game suspension handed down to Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner and Tulsa Shock forward Glory Johnson after the two were arrested in a domestic violence incident last month. Griner…

Dishin & Swishin 5/14/15 Podcast: Mechelle Voepel on the issues surrounding the WNBA season

Dishin & Swishin 5/14/15 Podcast: Mechelle Voepel on the issues surrounding the WNBA season

[display_podcast] A big part of what makes an enjoyable podcast is the feeling that you are just listening in on a conversation between two people shooting the breeze. That is what you get this week when Mechelle Voepel and David…

WNBA and Players Association sign new collective bargaining agreement

WNBA and Players Association sign new collective bargaining agreement

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) announced today that they have entered into a new eight-year collective bargaining agreement, commencing with the 2014 season and continuing through 2021. “I am pleased to…

It’s official: Magic Johnson and Dodgers chairman Mark Walter purchase the Los Angeles Sparks

It’s official: Magic Johnson and Dodgers chairman Mark Walter purchase the Los Angeles Sparks

Press Conference Social Media Recap || Laurel Richie’s letter to fan || Video of press conference The WNBA and NBA Board of Governors have unanimously approved the purchase of the Los Angeles Sparks by an investment group led by Earvin…

WNBA president Laurel Richie meets the press, talks about the season, marketing and “the kiss”

WNBA president Laurel Richie meets the press, talks about the season, marketing and “the kiss”

LAUREL RICHIE: Good evening, everyone. It’s an exciting time in Minnesota on the eve of the first game of the 2013 WNBA Finals presented by Boost Mobile. I would like to begin by saying, by every account, our 17th season…

Dishin & Swishin 10/18/12 Podcast: WNBA President Laurel Richie on stability, growth and more

Dishin & Swishin 10/18/12 Podcast: WNBA President Laurel Richie on stability, growth and more

[display_podcast] Val Ackerman and Donna Orender are a tough act to follow. They both brought a basketball and sports background to their time as president of the WNBA, and that was reflected in the perception of their administrations by the…

WNBA partners with 100 Black Men of America, Inc. to honor father-daughter bonds

From the WNBA: The WNBA and 100 Black Men of America, Inc. will come together to celebrate the special connection between dads and daughters or girls with their male father figures by inviting them to experience female athleticism at its…

Video: WNBA president Laurel Richie on LiveAccess and future broadcast plans

WNBA president Laurel Richie talked with the media before Wednesday’s Sparks at Sun game. In this video she responds to David Siegel’s question about LiveAccess and future broadcast plans: “What led to charging for Live Access, and has the league…

2011 Year in Review: Changing the landscape and breaking down barriers

2011 Year in Review: Changing the landscape and breaking down barriers

In compiling a list of people that impacted women's basketball in the year 2011, one word kept coming to my mind to describe them: awareness. In their own way, each person on the list impacted the game, changed the landscape,…

Laurel Richie addresses the media at the WNBA Finals

Shortly before game one of the 2011 WNBA Finals in Minneapolis, league president Laurel Richie addressed the media and answered questions on her first season, accuracy of attendance figures, the NBA lockout and more after making an opening statement on…