Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve has
signed a multi-year contract extension.
Terms were not disclosed.
Reeve has guided the Lynx to a record of 67-35 in three seasons at the helm.
The club went 27-7 each of the past two years, winning the WNBA title in 2011
and losing to Indiana in the finals this past season.
"Three years ago, we gave Cheryl the opportunity as head coach of the Lynx
based on her extensive experience as assistant coach in the WNBA and glowing
recommendations from her colleagues," said Lynx executive vice president Roger
Griffith in a statement Thursday. "The decision has paid off with Cheryl
leading our team to back-to-back WNBA Finals appearances, including its first
championship in 2011, and the best record in the league since being hired. We
are extremely happy to continue the relationship and look forward to even
better things in the future."
Minnesota's 54 regular-season wins over the past two years are the second-most
in any two-year span in league history, trailing only the 56 by Los Angeles in
"We have a great thing going here in Minnesota -- great players, great staff
and great fans -- and I'm very grateful to be in this situation," said Reeve.
Reeve was selected as the WNBA's top coach in 2011, as the Lynx's 14-game
improvement from 13 to 27 wins was the second-largest single-season increase
in WNBA history.
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