Engelbert will be the league's fifth top executive, but the first with the title of commissioner. Her predecessors all held the title President.

The rookie had surgery Friday to repair a torn meniscus.

The league has no permanent president and no collective bargaining agreement.


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WNBA star Liz Cambage traded from Dallas to Las Vegas

Australia’s Liz Cambage traded by Dallas to Las Vegas, ending months of speculation over 6-8 WNBA star

WNBA names Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert as its new commissioner

Engelbert will be the league's fifth top executive, but the first with the title of commissioner. Her predecessors all held the title President.

WNBA hires Deloitte CEO Engelbert as commissioner

WNBA hires Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert as commissioner

"Run it back" is the team's slogan this season after it advanced to the Finals for the first time in 2018.

Notre Dame guard Jackie Young goes first overall to Las Vegas.

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A rule that severely limits the veteran guard's salary to be an assistant coach for the Wizards as long as she is also playing for the Mystics raises long-standing issues of pay disparity. But the WNBA says the rule helps ensure competitive balance.

The Mystics guard and Wizards assistant coach's salary is a fraction of what other NBA assistants make because of a decision from the WNBA supposedly designed to preserve competitive integrity.

Years before the term “unicorn” — a big man who can shoot from outside and protect the rim — became commonplace, NBA journeyman Jaren Jackson Sr. was raising one built for stardom.

Fisher gets a second chance at a head-coaching gig.

David Berri had written for Forbes since Aug., 2017, but his final piece prompted complaints from the NBA and led to his dismissal.

Under the current labor deal, players make between $39,000 and $115,000 per season excluding benefits.

Toliver is the fourth woman in NBA history to become a coach, joining Becky Hammon (Spurs), Jenny Boucek (Mavericks) and Nancy Lieberman (Kings).

Borders served in the role for three years; NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum will lead the 22 year-old WNBA until a permanent successor is found.

The Mystics veteran is spending the start of her offseason on the sideline as a member of the Wizards' development staff.

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