The defending 2015 WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx look to add to their already impressive dynasty by bringing another championship to the city of Minneapolis. If the Lynx are successful it would be their third championship in four seasons. Dynasties have dominated much of the leagues history, starting with the Houston Comets’ run of four straight championships in the league’s first four seasons, back to back LA Sparks victories in the early 2000s, but none have done it quite like the Lynx in the first half of this decade.
The Lynx have been consistently winning due to a combination of drafting skilled players and acquiring strong notable players through free agency. The organization has worked tirelessly to build a team strong enough to last for another half decade. Led by 2014 league MVP Maya Moore, the Lynx have put together a team of elite athletes at every position. In addition to a handful of great role players, perennial scoring all star Seimone Augustus is the veteran of the team, entering her tenth season with the franchise. Defensive specialist Sylvia Fowles returns for a second season with the Lynx after a successful tenure with the Chicago Sky. Last but not least, passing wizard Lindsay Whalen brings over fifteen years of experience to the team with her only desire to win another championship before her days of playing pass her by.
The front office of the organization is led by owner Glen Taylor, who also owns the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves, General Manager Roger Griffith, and Head Coach Cheryl Reeve has helped to create a winning culture within the organization after years of assistant coaching on various championship teams. No other piece of the Lynx puzzle is more important than Moore, who since being drafted to Minnesota in 2011 has become the face of the team. Maya Moore was a college phenom at University of Connecticut, has won three professional championships, and three gold medals as the captain of Team USA in the 2010/2014 FIBA tournament and the 2012 Olympics. She is the first female athlete to have an endorsement deal with Jordan Brand, joining the ranks of The Williams Sisters, Gabby Douglas, and Rhonda Rousey as modern day female role models for young girls to inspire to become.
In closing, The Lynx have all the talent, teamwork, and experience to become one of the memorable WNBA teams in history.