An actual change of the guard took place in the months leading up to the 2003 season. Some at the time felt it was needed, a clean break from the Brian Agler era when early expectations too often turned into later disappointments.
This reporter got a photo of the four Lynx All-Stars clowning around, sitting together in the locker room – the first time in league history four teammates were chosen as All-Stars. That quartet several weeks later that year helped bring Minnesota its first pro basketball championship since the Lakers in the 1950s.
Maya Moore’s “Wings” billboard has been a huge hit, especially locally. But perhaps its most lasting impact will be on four-year-old Liliana Sikakane.
A seasoned Coach Staley advises new Coach Whalen New Gopher Women’s Basketball Coach Lindsay Whalen said in last week’s “View” that she soon would “reach out” to South Carolina and U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Coach Dawn Staley. Staley in 2000 became the first WNBA player to take a Division I head coaching job (at Temple) […]
The coverage of another Lynx championship run earns our top-of-the-list status 2017 was not a bucket list sports year, but in so many ways it wasn’t any less memorable for that reason. Both “Another View” and “Sports Odds and Ends,” the two columns I am responsible for filing each week, once again stayed true to […]
After watching the Minnesota Lynx capture their fourth WNBA championship this decade —winning their previous three in 2011, ’13 and ’15 — former girls basketball prep stars Tamara Moore, Carolyn Blair-Mobley, Rikiee Ellis, Tyrai Ross, and Dee Buford as well as former Golden Gophers player Crystal Flint, and current prep player Taylor-Tidwell, had nothing but […]
Not since the Minneapolis Lakers played here in the 1950s, and not since the Minnesota Twins’ two successful World Series trips in 1987 and 1991, have the Twin Cities seen such a successful pro team as the Minnesota Lynx. This nearly unparalleled record of success reached a new plateau in the team’s thrilling triumph over […]
More than human crash-test dummies Winning a championship, or winning four in seven tries as the Minnesota Lynx have done, involves more than the players and coaches. There are countless behind-the-scenes folk who are just as integral in the team’s success: the Minnesota Lynx practice squad for example. “We get a few elbows. We’ve broken […]
Getting the first game out of the way was just as important as winning it, said Minnesota Lynx players. The hosts’ 8-0 run to end the first quarter finally shook off whatever rust that might have built up as the Lynx took a 1-0 lead Tuesday with a 101-81 victory over Washington. “I thought we […]
This series will cover the WNBA’s 21st season with at least one story on the league weekly from the season’s May 13 opening to its closing on September 3 and through the 2017 playoffs. A strong team is only as strong as its formidable bench. A strong bench therefore proves invaluable, especially during stretch runs. […]