Isiah Thomas said he hasn't spoken with New York Knicks President Phil Jackson since joining the Liberty as a consultant in February. Thomas didn't reject the notion that someday he could return to the NBA. The new president of the New York Liberty was introduced Thursday after being rehired by Madison Square Garden Chairman James Dolan.
Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley and other WNBA players will miss at least a few games of the upcoming season to compete in the Eurobasket tournament next month. Quigley, who was the WNBA sixth person of the year last season, will play for the Hungarian national team and leave after the Sky's first two games against Indiana and at Tulsa on June 5 and 6. ''It's part of my obligations with Hungary,'' Quigley said.
Posted: May 29, 2015, 5:34 pm
Brittney Griner has been hearing from players around the WNBA who would like her to change her mind and appeal her seven-game suspension for a domestic violence incident involving her partner Glory Johnson, also a player in the league. The Phoenix Mercury star said the players are concerned that a precedent would be set if she does not file an appeal. ''They were surprised that I was not planning to, but the last thing I want is for people to think I am not taking responsibility for my actions,'' Griner told The Associated Press on Wednesday in an email.
Posted: May 28, 2015, 1:38 am
Shot after shot came off the fingers of Sue Bird, the swishing sound echoing through the practice gym, just like they have for most of her career. ''Everything that Sue does is definitive and she has a lot of confidence in what she does because she's been doing this for (13) years. ''So it's kind of like it's effortless for her.'' When Seattle opens its season next week at home against Los Angeles, Bird will begin her 13th season with the franchise.
Posted: May 27, 2015, 9:11 pm
Glory Johnson had no idea her fight with then-fiancee Brittney Griner would become such a big deal. After the WNBA All-Stars stars battled so fiercely at their home that police were called, the now-married couple immediately began working through their problems together. ''Then we hugged, and we were like, 'OK, the cops are coming.''' The WNBA said Johnson pushed Griner in the shoulder, and Griner responded by pushing Johnson in the back of the neck.
Posted: May 27, 2015, 6:26 am
Ted Leonsis has turned to analytics in his search for ways to broaden the appeal of the WNBA. Analytics are a growing trend that has had an impact on the NBA, look no further than the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals.
Posted: May 26, 2015, 10:28 pm
Posted: May 22, 2015, 6:11 pm
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Dream has re-signed two-time All-Star forward DeLisha Milton-Jones.
Posted: May 21, 2015, 10:52 pm
Isiah Thomas knew there would be questions when it was announced two weeks ago that he would be the new president of the New York Liberty. Thomas hopes that people will just keep an open mind. ''We were concerned, and we talked about it,'' he said in a news conference Thursday at the WNBA team's training camp.
Posted: May 21, 2015, 9:26 pm
New York Liberty guard Epiphanny Prince will miss perhaps the first month of the WNBA season to try to help Russia qualify for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. ''It was something I was committed to do,'' Prince said. ''I want to help them get back to where they used to be.'' The 27-year-old Brooklyn native played for the Russian national team two years ago, trying to help it earn a spot in the 2014 world championship.
Posted: May 21, 2015, 8:18 pm
The Atlanta Dream hope a devastating loss in last year's WNBA playoffs will provide some valuable lessons for the new season. After claiming the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, the Dream were upset in the opening round by the Chicago Sky, squandering a 17-point lead at home in the fourth quarter of the deciding game. ''It goes along with what Pat Riley used to say - no rebounds, no rings.'' Atlanta returns four of their five starters, led by second-team All-WNBA selection Angel McCoughtry, who is entering her seventh season.
Posted: May 20, 2015, 11:26 am