Here’s a rundown of the latest news in women’s basketball.
WNBA to implement coach’s challenge, transition take foul rules for 2023
The WNBA announced several rule changes for the 2023 season, including an in-game coach’s challenge that will allow head coaches to trigger a video review in an attempt to overturn an official’s call on the court. The WNBA will also now more severely penalize players for committing “transition take fouls” and will implement stricter bench guidelines for players and coaches.
Transfer portal news
Coaching news and extensions
WNBA champion Janel McCarville returning to alma mater as new girls basketball coach at SPASH https://t.co/jn4hZ0vGPV
— Stevens Point Journal (@StevensPointJrl) May 2, 2023
Mosqueda-Lewis, McCall announce retirements from basketball
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis a décidé de mettre un terme à sa carrière à l’issue de cette saison.
Merci pour tout, merci pour le basketball, LEGEND. ❤️@Kaleena23, we love you.
[Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis has decided to end her career at the end of this season] pic.twitter.com/KVTNiE7IXi
— La Roche Vendée Basket Club (@larochevendee) May 2, 2023
Too many words to express my love and gratitude for ball. I’ve lived with knee pain daily for years, so it’s time to close this chapter of life. But, oh know it ends with much joy! Thank you to all of my people who have supported me thus far. Know the best is yet to come ❤️ pic.twitter.com/diRod2UZxB
— Erica McCall (@birdstheword_24) May 4, 2023
New York Liberty dealing with injuries in training camp
The Liberty will play their first preseason game on Wednesday against the Connecticut Sun.
Some Liberty news for Day 3 of training camp: Courtney Vandersloot is currently in concussion protocol and is being monitored daily.
Injury occurred during live action workouts on Monday. @TheAthleticWBB
— Ben Pickman (@benpickman) May 2, 2023
Emily Engstler signed by Washington Mystics
Engstler was waived by the Indiana Fever last week. She recorded four points and four rebounds in eight minutes of play in Washington’s preseason opener on Friday.
Vanessa Shay out as team president of Los Angeles Sparks
The Los Angeles Sparks are parting ways with team president Vanessa Shay after nearly a year on the job. https://t.co/gjgNHwYMrb
— ESPN Women’s Hoops (@ESPN_WomenHoop) May 2, 2023
Diamond Sports sues Phoenix Suns, Mercury in bankruptcy court
Diamond Sports, the bankrupt regional sports channel giant, sued the Phoenix Suns and Mercury and their two media partners in bankruptcy court Wednesday.
The suit seeks to block the teams’ efforts to form a new media outlet.
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) May 3, 2023