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The Daily Swish: Allie Quigley and Brittney Griner win WNBA Conference Player of the Week Awards

Here are some links for your Tuesday.

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There were no games yesterday. But here are your links for the day:

Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley and Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner win the Eastern and Western Conference Player Player of the Week awards, respectively - The award is for games August 4 to 10. Link to the league's press release. Griner averaged 5.33 blocks in three games last week. And for Quigley, this is the first Player of the Week award in her six year career, where she averaged 18 points a game in three games off the bench.'s David Aldridge writes on Becky Hammon's hiring - Here is another take for you to read on the significance on the Spurs' newest assistant coach. Link to the league's website.

The Minnesota Lynx's loss to the Phoenix Mercury has basically ended Minnesota's chances at a fourth straight first place finish in the Western Conference regular season - but that doesn't mean that Head Coach Cheryl Reeve will rest on her laurels as a #2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Link to piece by Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune.

Atlanta Dream guard Shoni Schimmel gives an interview to Seattle Times reporter Jayda Evans - this is the latest edition in a weekly series that Evans does. Check it out by clicking on the link.

Washington Mystics center Kia Vaughn is suspended for Wednesday's game against the Chicago Sky. Then Kara Lawson will be out at least one week for an ankle injury - with Vaughn out of the picture, this gives Stefanie Dolson an opportunity to show what she can do with starter-level minutes. And though I didn't mention it yesterday, with Lawson out, that will give more time for Kalana Greene, who really hasn't played much at all this season. Tayler Hill also could get more playing time, but I'd rather play Greene if I want to win the game.

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern changed women's basketball - This piece by ESPN's Mechelle Voepel was published back on January 31, 2014. However, it's worth revisiting again, given that Stern was the mastermind behind the WNBA, and his support for the league never wavered. Another thing you may not have known. Current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was part of the team that wrote WNBA's original business plan. Stern was inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014 last weekend. Given the groundwork he laid for the WNBA, should he also be nominated to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame?

Girl leads team of boys to Little League World Series - My last link isn't women's basketball related, but related with girls dominating boys sports. Mo'NE Davis is a 13 year old pitcher for the Taney Dragons in Philadelphia, and has been a major factor leading her team to the Little League World Series. Video takes you to WSB-TV in Atlanta. Here's another link from

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