Tag Archive | Cathy Engelbert

WNBA Announces Plan To Tip Off 2020 Season

After significant discussions with the league’s key stakeholders, including the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA), the WNBA today announced elements of plans to return to the court to begin the WNBA 2020 season. The league is finalizing a partnership that would make IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, the Official Home of the 2020 WNBA […]

WNBA Statement Regarding the Start of the 2020 Season

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert released the following statement: “As developments continue to emerge around the COVID-19 pandemic, including the extension of the social distancing guidelines in the United States through April 30, the WNBA will postpone the start of its training camps and tip of the regular season originally scheduled for May 15. While the […]

WNBA Draft Presented by State Farm to be held as Scheduled on April 17

The WNBA Draft 2020 presented by State Farm will be held on April 17 as scheduled. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the WNBA will conduct a virtual draft without players, guests, and media. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert will announce the draft picks live on ESPN2 with coverage beginning at 8 p.m. ET, and top […]

WNBA Statement Regarding the Passing of Kobe Bryant

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert released the following statement: “The WNBA mourns the sudden and tragic loss of NBA Great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. Kobe’s support for the WNBA and women’s basketball along with his passion for helping young girls and boys follow their dreams made him a true legend for our sport. We […]

WNBA and WNBPA Reach Tentative Agreement on Groundbreaking Collective Barganing Agreement

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) announced today that they have reached an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), pending ratification by the players and the league’s Board of Governors. The new eight-year CBA, which commences with the 2020 season and runs through 2027, provides […]

Washington’s Natasha Cloud Earns Dawn Stanley Community Leadership Award

Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud has earned the Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award for outstanding efforts in the community throughout the 2018 season and most recent offseason, the WNBA announced today. The award, which is named in honor of WNBA legend and Hall of Famer Dawn Staley, annually recognizes a player who reflects Staley’s spirit, […]

Cathy Engelbert Named WNBA Commissioner

Cathy Engelbert, current CEO of Deloitte and the first woman ever to lead a Big Four professional services firm in the U.S, has been appointed Commissioner of the WNBA, it was announced today by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. She will join the WNBA on July 17 and report to Silver, once her four-year term as […]