WNBA News, Cheryl Reeve signs a five-year contract extension with the Lynx. Reeve will be promoted to President of Basketball Operations as part of the change.
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The Minnesota Lynx announced Thursday afternoon that head coach Cheryl Reeve has signed a multi-year contract extension at the WNBA News. Reeve was promoted from General Manager to President of Basketball Operations as part of the arrangement.
Reeve made the announcement at a media appearance. She inked a five-year contract on Thursday afternoon.
“I appreciate Glen and Becky Taylor’s trust in me over the years, and I am delighted to continue to lead the Lynx organization into the future at the WNBA News,” Reeve stated in a news statement published by the organization. “Minnesota has been a wonderful home for my family and I like being a member of the Twin Cities community.” The Lynx fandom is the finest in the WNBA, and I look forward to building on the organization’s triumphs.”
Reeve, who has four WNBA titles to her credit as a head coach, will begin her 14th season as head coach and sixth year in a dual position guiding the iconic team next spring. Her 13-year coaching career is the longest in league history for the WNBA News.
“Cheryl’s tremendous leadership on and off the court has directed the Lynx for more than a decade, and I’m happy that she’s returning and taking on new duties as President of Basketball Operations,” said Lynx governor Glen Taylor in a statement. “Cheryl’s commitment to promoting the game and our league is admirable, and we have some exciting seasons ahead of us.”
With Reeve now on board for the long haul at the WNBA News, the organization will embark on a retooling phase focused around All-Star forward Napheesa Collier, after the retirement of the iconic Sylvia Fowles after the 2022 WNBA season. The Lynx have the fourth-best chance (10.4%) of securing the No. 1 overall pick in next Friday’s (November 11) WNBA Draft Lottery; regardless of how the lottery turns out, that pick will be beneficial in kicking off the work that the 2019 WNBA Executive of the Year and the Lynx front office have ahead of them.
Over the course of her 13 seasons, the three-time WNBA News, Coach of the Year has guided the Lynx to 281 regular-season wins and 41 playoff triumphs, both of which are league records. Reeve is one of just two coaches in W history with a winning percentage over 65% after 100 games coached, and she is the only coach to lead her club to the playoffs in 11 consecutive seasons.
Reeve is no stranger to championships, having recently won gold as the head coach of the USA Basketball Senior Women’s National Team in the 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Sydney, Australia. Reeve was appointed in 2021 and will lead USA Basketball to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France, for which the team qualified by winning the World Cup on WNBA News.