Today, the Minnesota Lynx have announced the signing of the reigning WNBA MVP, Maya Moore, to a multi-year deal. A four-year veteran, Moore has helped the Lynx become one of the elite powers in the WNBA, ever since being drafted No. 1 overall in 2011. Here is part of the release:
"We are thrilled that Maya will continue her career with the Minnesota Lynx," said Lynx Executive Vice President Roger Griffith. "Maya has proven herself to be one of the best players in the WNBA in her young career, and her continued success and leadership will be great for our franchise moving forward."
During her four seasons, Minnesota has made three WNBA Finals appearances – earning two WNBA Championships (2011 and 2013) – and four consecutive trips to the Western Conference Finals. Since Moore was drafted, the Lynx have collected 25+ regular-season wins in four straight years, becoming the first team in WNBA history to accomplish that feat. The 105 victories in that span ties Los Angeles (2000-2003) for the league's most ever in a four-year stretch.
"I'm so excited to continue to compete for championships with the Lynx organization," said Moore. "It's been a privilege to work with some of the best teammates, coaches, staff and ownership these past four years, and I'm looking forward to many more."
Moore is a two-time WNBA champion, and was named the 2013 Finals MVP. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.