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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…

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…

Dishin & Swishin 2/25/16 Podcast: Moriah Jefferson ready to join the Huskies of Honor, but what comes next?

Dishin & Swishin 2/25/16 Podcast: Moriah Jefferson ready to join the Huskies of Honor, but what comes next?

Dishin & Swishin interview in 2012 with a freshman Moriah Jefferson. [display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Google Play Music Podcasts, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). At senior day festivities…

2015 WNBA Finals: Practice quotes previewing game 4

WNBA Finals Game 4: 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN With the Minnesota Lynx leading the 2015 WNBA Finals best-of-five series, 2 – 1, play resumes Sunday for the championship. The Lynx are a game away from the title and the Indiana…

Minnesota rolls past Connecticut 76-65; Lynx winning streak at seven, Sun drop third in a row

Minnesota rolls past Connecticut 76-65; Lynx winning streak at seven, Sun drop third in a row

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The streaking Minnesota Lynx won their seventh game in a row, sending the Connecticut Sun to their third consecutive defeat, 76-65, in a game of teams with playoff hopes heading in opposite directions. “It is our second…

Team effort leads Connecticut Sun to 85-76 victory over Atlanta Dream

Team effort leads Connecticut Sun to 85-76 victory over Atlanta Dream

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Seven Connecticut Sun players scored five or more points, while eight played at least 14 minutes, as the Sun rode a balanced effort to an 85-76 victory over the Atlanta Dream Sunday afternoon. Coming into the game…

Short-handed but determined Sun stun Dream on lob to Mistie Bass

Short-handed but determined Sun stun Dream on lob to Mistie Bass

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – With only eight players available and three stars and their number one draft choice in street clothes, a gritty and determined Connecticut Sun team defeated the Atlanta Dream on an improbable lob pass from Kalana Greene to…

Vets Pierson and Smith lead Liberty past Sun 76-66 in win by “any means necessary” game

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena, the rock bands Styx and REO Speedwagon played a double bill. The two bands popular in the eighties might have brought back a slew of memories to those in attendance,…

Dishin & Swishin 5/09/13 Podcast: Pokey Chatman & Anne Donovan face different kinds of pressure in tough WNBA Eastern Conference

Dishin & Swishin 5/09/13 Podcast: Pokey Chatman & Anne Donovan face different kinds of pressure in tough WNBA Eastern Conference

[display_podcast] It is one type of pressure when the franchise you coach has never made the playoffs in its entire existence. It is another type of pressure when you are succeeding a coach that took the franchise to the conference…

2013 NCAA championship game celebrates the greatness of the Big East

You’ll excuse fans of the Big East conference if they are feeling nostalgic this week, flashing back to 2009. Louisville “crashed the party” to earn a spot in the women’s national championship game. No, not this year’s Cardinals, the 2009…

Sun celebrates awards early, has to hold on late, to take game one of Eastern Conference semifinals

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The day at Mohegan Sun started with three awards and a special announcement. Pregame, the league honored Tina Charles with the 2012 WNBA Most Valuable Player award, Kara Lawson the Kim Perrot Sporsmanship award, and Renee Montgomery…

Connecticut Sun announces All-Decade Team

The Connecticut Sun announced its All-Decade Team prior to defeating the Indiana Fever, 73-67, on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun Arena. The unveiling of the team was part of a season-long celebration of its 10th anniversary. Fans voted online for…

Mistie Mims and the Connecticut Sun: A perfect fit

Mistie Mims and the Connecticut Sun: A perfect fit

As successful as the franchise has been, you may have to go back to Brooke Wyckoff to find a backup post that was a strong contributor to the success of the Connecticut Sun. Scanning the list of those suggested for…

Dishin & Swishin 05-03-12 Podcast: The Connecticut Sun look to improve with their core from last year

Dishin & Swishin 05-03-12 Podcast: The Connecticut Sun look to improve with their core from last year

One of the hardest things to do in building a WNBA team is to have the faith in your beliefs and courage of your convictions and not change what you thought would work last year. Like a good college program,…

Renee Montgomery enjoys her time at USA National Team Training Camp, looks forward to upcoming WNBA season

2009-12 USA Basketball Women’s National Team Roster Renee Montgomery on Twitter (@da20one) Renee Montgomery Website (r21m.com) USA National Team Training Camp Coverage Roundup During the three intense days of USA National Team Training Camp in Las Vegas May 10-12, Connecticut…

Veteran Vickie Johnson sets tone for Silver Stars double overtime victory over Lynx

San Antonio’s Becky Hammon may have led all scorers with 29 points but it was veteran player Vickie Johnson’s night Tuesday when the Silver Stars pulled out an 84-82 double overtime victory over the Minnesota Lynx. The win, in front…