To test your WNBA knowledge, here is our 20 in 20 quiz:
- Name the inaugural WNBA teams.
- Who was the first Black head coach in league history?
- Name the franchise or franchises whose first head coach was Black.
- Who is the first Black female team owner in the WNBA?
- Name the first W team owned by a non-NBA team owner.
- Name the first WNBA champion invited to the White House.
- Name the U.S. president who has invited the most league champions to the White House.
- What was the league’s first marketing slogan?
- What did Lynx teammates Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen achieve in the same game, the first in W history?
- When was the first league collective bargaining agreement?
- What year did the W finals for the first time go to the five-game limit?
- Name the first “real” (not a relocation) expansion team.
- Name the only head coach who once won the NBA slam dunk contest.
- A former Gopher head coach once held a similar position in the league. Name her.
- What did the WNBA do that no other pro league in history had done before?
- What is “Logowoman”?
- Name the three Lynx players named finals MVP.
- Name the teams still owned by the NBA team owners.
- What famous singer sang the national anthem before a WNBA All-Star Game in 1999?
- A famous singer’s daughter now plays in the WNBA. Name the father and daughter.
And a bonus question: Name the WNBA team that has hired the most Black head coaches in history.
Find the answers to these questions here.
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Charles Hallman is a contributing reporter and award-winning sports columnist at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.