‘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 Mercury confident in decision to hire Nate Tibbetts despite widespread criticism

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.

New Phoenix Mercury coach Nate Tibbetts, here with his wife, Lyndsey, and twin daughters, Londyn and Jordyn, said he understand the backlash surrounding the hiring, but he also believes he can be a good fit for the organization. (Photo courtesy of Phoenix Mercury)

Culture change: Mat Ishbia invests $100 million in new practice facility for Phoenix Mercury

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.

Mat Ishbia, the owner of the Suns and Mercury, has announced a groundbreaking $100 million commitment to construct a 123,000-square-foot practice facility in downtown Phoenix. (Photo by Bennett Silvyn/Cronkite News)

‘It’s been exhausting’: Challenges on, off court for Phoenix Mercury lead to disappointing season

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.

Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner Interview

Can Griner & Co. turn Mercury’s season around behind back-to-back wins?

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.

Breanna Stewart and Napheesa Collier unveiled their game-changing women's basketball league, Unrivaled. The former UConn teammates aim to reshape the offseason landscape for WNBA players. (Photos by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Pride Night in sports stirs divisive reactions among athletes, leagues and LGBTQ community

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.

In the face of challenges, courageous athletes and advocates unite under the rainbow banner and remain determined to make Pride Night an enduring symbol of equality and progress in the world of sports. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

Brittney Griner a star among WNBA All-Stars in emotional return

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 Mercury aiming to make 2024 WNBA All-Star Game ‘best ever’

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.

Save the date: Phoenix awarded 2024 WNBA All-Star Game

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.

How #WeAreBG campaign helped bring home Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner

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.

Out of retirement: Charli Turner Thorne joins Mercury staff as assistant coach

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.

The Mercury have added a familiar face as an assistant: former Arizona State women’s basketball coach Charlie Turner Throne. She joins her former assistant, interim Mercury coach Nikki Blue. (Cronkite News file photo)