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WNBA News: Minnesota promotes Reeve to GM, gives contract extension

Fresh off of winning another WNBA championship, the Minnesota Lynx have added General Manager to Cheryl Reeve’s position and extended her coaching contract as well.

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The Minnesota Lynx will have a new General Manager next season: head coach Cheryl Reeve. The Lynx have also locked in Reeve for the next few years after extending her contract a few more seasons.

Minnesota’s owner Glen Taylor stated the following in a press release:

“I am thrilled to not only have Cheryl back as our Head Coach, but also to have her assume her new role in leading our Lynx basketball operations. Cheryl has demonstrated her ability to lead in guiding us to four WNBA championships, and I have complete confidence in her ability to continue to guide our organization. The 2018 season is shaping up to be our most exciting one in Lynx history, as we host the WNBA All-Star Game at Target Center, and return the core of our championship team to make a run at a fifth title.”

“I appreciate Glen Taylor’s confidence in me to continue to lead the Lynx organization,” said Lynx head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve said in a press release. “I’m thrilled with the strong and passionate staff we’ve assembled and look forward to the challenges that lie ahead.”

Reeve was not the only coach to sign a contract extension as assistant coaches Shelley Patterson and Walt Hopkins also signed multi-year extensions. Even though James Wade did not sign an extension, he is still on the staff.

With General Manager added to her responsibilities, Reeve is the sixth active coach to be a head coach and GM. The other five are as follows: Amber Stocks (Chicago), Curt Miller (Connecticut), Pokey Chatman (Indiana), Bill Laimbeer (Las Vegas) and Mike Thibault (Washington).