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Basketball followers have lengthy been clamoring for growth to come back to the WNBA, and the league seems able to grant that want.
The WNBA launched a video Wednesday on social media teasing that an announcement is coming Thursday relating to potential growth:
The league, which at present has 12 groups, truly started teasing followers with a sequence of posts on Tuesday responding to requests for growth:
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On Sept. 26, The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson II reported that the Golden State Warriors had been “shut” to bringing a WNBA growth franchise to the Bay Space.
“We now have had productive conversations with the WNBA and look ahead to the potential of being part of the league’s growth plans,” the Warriors stated in an announcement responding to Thompson’s report. “Nonetheless, it could be untimely to imagine any potential settlement has been finalized.”
WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert has beforehand stated that she’s hoping that the league will broaden by two groups by 2025 on the newest. Nonetheless, she famous that the league won’t rush the method.
“I’ve not been shy about saying we have to broaden, however we need to do it by after we can discover the proper possession teams with the proper area scenario in the proper cities that we predict shall be supportive,” Engelbert instructed Boardroom final 12 months.
Extra lately, Engelbert named the cities into consideration for an growth group throughout the Sports activities Enterprise Journal Model Innovation Summit in June, itemizing San Francisco, Denver, Austin, Philadelphia, Nashville, Charlotte and Toronto.
The league’s most up-to-date growth franchise was the Atlanta Dream in 2008. It sounds just like the Dream will quickly be supplanted by a brand new group or two.