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Life After the WNBA: Madinah Slaise's Path From 2nd Round Draft Pick to Ground Zero

Former WNBA player Madinah Slaise tells her story of going from achieving her basketball dream to being currently deployed as part of Operation Enduring Freedom as a member of the U.S. Air Force.

Will Isiah Thomas be the next coach of the Detroit Pistons? Or perhaps Bill Laimbeer? Sources told...

Will Isiah Thomas be the next coach of the Detroit Pistons? Or perhaps Bill Laimbeer? Sources told ESPN The Magazine yesterday that Thomas and Laimbeer, who were teammates in Detroit for 12-plus seasons, are among the candidates to replace John Kuester, who was fired Sunday after two seasons.

From Sources: Pistons eyeing Thomas, Laimbeer for head-coaching job | Philadelphia Daily News | 06/08/2011. Not mentioned in the article is that former Detroit Shock coach Bill Laimbeer is currently an assistant with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Dishin' & Swishin' Catches Up With Cheryl Ford: When Will She Return to the WNBA?

Being in Connecticut, I had a love-hate relationship with Cheryl Ford since she entered the league in 2003. Still, too many questions were lingering for me after her release from the Tulsa Shock this year, and I asked on twitter if I could have a Dishin' & Swishin' interview with her. I had one of the most fun interviews I've ever had.

Some Of Those "Other" Rookies Making a Strong Impression in Detroit

While Candace Parker, Sylvia Fowles, and Candice Wiggins grabbed the headlines for the 2008 WNBA rookie class, three rookies in Detroit are making quite an impression.What strikes me most about the...

Impressive Defense In An Inspiring Week of WNBA Basketball

I was a bit NBA draft obsessed this past week so I watched less WNBA games…and I missed quite a week…During the NBA draft was the triple overtime thriller between the Liberty and Fever....

Fighting Is Not the Type Of Attention the WNBA Needs

It’s normally difficult to find any quality post-game analysis about WNBA games, but last night’s fight between the Shock and Sparks managed to get attention from all the major sports websites,...

Melee Update: Suspension Announcements a Relief For Sparks, Nolan

Well, I wrote earlier that losing Candace Parker or Deanna Nolan for an extended period of time would be the most harmful outcome of Tuesday night’s fight. We now have the announcement and Parker...

A Review of Media Attention to the Melee & Perceptions of Female Athletes

If there was any doubt about whether female athletes faced double standards, the reactions to Tuesday night’s scuffle should be convincing evidence of the challenges they must overcome.That is...

The Shock-Mystics Trade Analysis: Who Wins the Exchange of Experience for Potential?

I have to confess that watching U.S. basketball players blow out Olympic competition in the preliminary rounds has only left me more impatient for the return of the WNBA. So the Mystics-Shock...

Mercury Eliminated From the Playoffs, But Can Still Get To .500

Well, as could probably be expected, the Shock pounded the Mercury in the paint and eliminated them from the playoffs. That's sad -- I was rooting for them.After playing a close game for three...

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