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WNBA Draft

Post by Ryan » Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:04 pm

They just showed a war room and it's two people smiling at a laptop. I'm hooked.

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Re: WNBA Draft

Post by rass » Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:58 am

2008 Minnesota Lynx war room blog
12:29 PM

Welcome to the 2008 WNBA Draft brought to from inside The Lynx War Room! Transformed from the team’s locker room into the place where it all happens, stand decision makers COO Roger Griffith, VP of Business Development Angela Taylor, head coach Don Zierden and three assistant coaches Ed Prohofsky, Julie Plank and Jennifer Gillom.

The Draft kicked off at noon with Los Angeles picking as expected by taking Tennessee all-everything Candace Parker. Not a bad frontcourt combination with Parker and All-Star Lisa Leslie.

Next up is Chicago. Pretty much as anticipated, the Sky roll with dominant post Sylvia Fowles.

Here we go! WNBA President Donna Orender stepped to the podium and announced, “With the third pick in the WNBA draft, the Minnesota Lynx select Candice Wiggins from Stanford.”

Coach Z and and Taylor quickly stepped out to hear the reaction from Lynx season ticket holders at a large party in NBA City.

“Great reaction,” Coach Z and Taylor exclaim simultaneously as they reenter The War Room.


12:52 PM

Picks are pretty much going as expected from The Lynx front office. No surprises yet.

Griffith just announced that there was lunch in the back of the room, so a few seats just became vacant.

Oh, the first shocker of the draft occurred for the Lynx staff when the eighth pick was taken. Gillom summed up the feeling at the moment by exclaiming, “Oh my!”

Coach Z echoed Gillom by stating, “This is where it gets interesting.”

A call for Taylor came in from a player’s agent trying to see if the Lynx are taking a look at her. The agent was getting nervous that his player had not been picked yet. Taylor was her usual self, playing it cool.

“We have four people in our box, and there are five picks before us,” Zierden explained to the group.


2008 San Antonio Silver Stars war room blog
2:05

Our trainer is in the corner snacking on some Cheez Nips.... I think she's holding out on us... Connecticut is on the clock with the 37th pick, so two more to get to us at 39!

2:13

Fire up your search engines, folks.... our 39th pick is Alex Anderson, a forward from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

Just trying to keep everyone on their toes in the late rounds!
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Re: WNBA Draft

Post by Ryan » Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:31 am

I hung in there long enough to see the Dallas Wings take Aerial Powers. MARKETING DEPARTMENT, ACTIVATE!

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Re: WNBA Draft

Post by mister d » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:03 am

"I'm on it!" - Jay Stanton, Dallas Wings Senior VP of Marketing, Accounting, Human Resources, Sales, Facilities & Technology
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Re: WNBA Draft

Post by brian » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:07 pm

So San Antonio's WNBA team is moving to Las Vegas starting with the 2018 season (but playing at Mandalay Bay's arena and not T-Mobile -- barf).

Crazy thing though is that 16 months ago, Las Vegas had 1 minor league team and no major pro sports teams and now has 3 major pro sports teams (NHL, NFL, WNBA*) and two minor league teams (AAA, including a new stadium in 2019 and USL (starting play in 2018). Kind of legitimately not sure how we never got a D-League team, though honestly the NBA Summer League is probably better anyway.

* - Certainly depending on your definition of WNBA as a "major pro sports league".
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Re: WNBA Draft

Post by brian » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:47 pm

Vegas Golden Knights retired numbers:
#58 (To honor victims of 1 October shooting)

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