Tonight, the 2018 class will be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. This class has made an impact on every level of the game, from high school to the professional ranks, and many are still actively involved in women’s basketball. Rather than try to compile a run-down on each inductee, I’ll be featuring links to great stories on each upcoming Hall of Fame member. To start, Whitney Medworth put together a good summary at SB Nation back when the class was announced. This is a good primer: https://www.sbnation.com/2018/2/13/17007852/tina-thompson-chamique-holdsclaw-womens-basketball-hall-of-fame-class. For a deeper dive on each of the inductees, check out the following stories: Chamique Holdsclaw: https://www.sacbee.com/sports/article212854209.htmlRead More →

After having explored potential player and coaching milestones coming in the 2018 WNBA season, it’s time to dive in to franchise milestones. The league has had 18 different franchises since its start in 1997, and 12 remain in the league today. Of the eight original teams, four are still active. Cleveland (2003), Charlotte (2006), Houston (2008), and Sacramento (2009) folded after varying lengths of time in the league. The defending champion Minnesota Lynx come in to the 2018 season looking to repeat in the Finals to become just the third team to win back-to-back championships. The Houston Comets won four straight in the first fourRead More →

Following up on the feature on 2018 regular season player milestones, there are a number of head coaching milestones to keep an eye out for this season. Again I’ll focus on WNBA regular season milestones, so all numbers given are regular season statistics unless otherwise noted. This summer will mark the first games as head coach for both Katie Smith and Nicki Collen, who will lead the New York Liberty and Atlanta Dream, respectively. Both will step on the court for their first regular season games as head coach on May 20th, when the Liberty will be in Chicago against the Sky, and the DreamRead More →

The WNBA season tips off in a little over a week, and one thing to keep an eye on this abbreviated regular season is movement up the WNBA leaderboards. To continue my feature on WNBA players, I’ll focus first on players’ career milestones. Over the next week I’ll also take a look at franchise and coach milestones before the season officially starts. Of course, there are a number of statistics to potentially dig in to, but I’m going to focus today on the big 5: points, assists, rebounds, blocks, and steals. Additionally, I’ll hone in on regular season statistics, so preseason and playoff numbers doRead More →