‘I didn’t think I would ever wear this jersey again’: Brittney Griner willing to return overseas for Team USA
PHOENIX – Mercury center Brittney Griner and guard Diana Taurasi speak from USA Women's Basketball Training Camp and are among the players who could compete in the Olympics. Griner is will be leaving the country for competition, something she has suggested she would only do again if she was selected for the Olympics
PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury's announcement of Nate Tibbetts as their new coach has been a controversial one, with some questioning why the organization did not opt for a female coach.
PHOENIX – Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner Mat Ishbia has committed $100 million to build a 123,000-square-foot headquarters and a practice facility in downtown Phoenix, exclusively for the Mercury. This significant investment aims to revolutionize basketball culture for the Phoenix basketball teams.
PHOENIX – For the first time since 2012, the WNBA playoffs will be played without the Phoenix Mercury. Finding themselves in uncharted territory, they will have a head start to a busy offseason: impending head coaching search and the WNBA Draft.
PHOENIX – After a 2-11 start, the Phoenix Mercury are 4-4 in their last eight games and 2-0 since the All-Star break. Is tanking officially out of the question for the streaking Mercury?
Breanna Stewart, Napheesa Collier launch Unrivaled league to revolutionize WNBA’s offseason play under prioritization clause
LAS VEGAS – Former UConn teammates turned WNBA stars are looking to investors for a new 3-on-3 league in Miami during the WNBA offseason. The idea is a direct response to the WNBA’s prioritization rule and a growing fear of traveling to play overseas.
PHOENIX – As the celebration and importance of Pride nights in sports face challenges from professional athletes and programs, organizations are confronted with the question of how to progress in hosting future events amidst the presence of trailblazers and protesters.
LAS VEGAS – The WNBA dedicated last year’s All-Star Game to Brittney Griner during her imprisonment in Russia. This year, Griner grabbed the spotlight on and off the court as the entire WNBA community celebrated her presence and upbeat attitude in the national spotlight.
PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury will host the WNBA All-Star game for the third time in history, and Suns owner Matt Ishbia and CEO Josh Bartelstein say they want to make it the best ever.
LAS VEGAS – Get ready, basketball fans. Among the news to come out of WNBA All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas was the announcement that the Mercury will host next year’s midseason event at Footprint Center.
PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury are the trailblazers for generating popularity and building a voice for women’s basketball. In partnership with Wasserman, the #WeAreBG campaign is one of the many ways they shine brighter spotlights on their players and their sport.
PHOENIX – One year and a few months after retiring from ASU women’s basketball, coach Charli Turner Thorne is already back in the women’s basketball world, signing on as an assistant for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury.