Women's Sports: Minnesota Lynx sign head coach and General Manager Cheryl Reeve to a multi-year contract extension

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Although terms of the deal are not yet released due to team policy, it has been confirmed that the team has signed Head Coach and General Manager Cheryl Reeve to a multi-year contract extension last week.

Reeve, who has already coached the Lynx to four league championships, said: “I am grateful to Glen and Becky for their ongoing support and commitment. We have shared an incredible decade of Lynx basketball together, both on and off the court, and I look forward to the years ahead.” 

Named the WNBA Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2016, Reeve closed her 10th season as Lynx head coach last year, her second in the dual role of head coach and general manager. She also became the frist woman to receive the WNBA Basketball Executive of the Year award in 2019, after directing Minnesota to its ninth consecutive playoffs.

Glen Taylor, Lynx owner, said: “I am thrilled that Cheryl will continue to lead our Lynx basketball operations for years to come. Cheryl’s leadership both on and off the court is unmatched and was evident by this year’s team success that featured three All-Stars, a Rookie of the Year and a player on the All-WNBA team. We look forward to the rest of the offseason as we build towards the 2020 season and a run at a fifth championship.”

Reeve's tutelage has brought many accomplishments for Minnesota, including a win record of 231-109 in the last ten seasons, the most prolific decade run in WNBA history. This .679 winning percentagecurrently ranks first in league history with Houston's Van Chancellor coming up second with a 211-111 record.

Reeve is also the WNBA’s all-time leader in the WNBA playoffs with 40 wins and a winning percentage of .702. and tied with Chancellor atop the list with four WNBA championships.

Reeve harbours extraordinary talent and if past achievements are anything to go by, the Minnesota Lynx can look forward to an even more prosperous future now that their award-winning coach is here to stay.

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