Lynx give coach, GM Cheryl Reeve multiyear extension

  • FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019 file photo, Minnesota Lynx's head coach Cheryl Reeve instructs her players during a WNBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Sparks in Los Angeles. Reeve, who has guided the Lynx to four WNBA championships in 10 seasons, has signed a multiyear contract extension. The team did not disclose specific terms.

    FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019 file photo, Minnesota Lynx's head coach Cheryl Reeve instructs her players during a WNBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Sparks in Los Angeles. Reeve, who has guided the Lynx to four WNBA championships in 10 seasons, has signed a multiyear contract extension. The team did not disclose specific terms. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 12/7/2019 12:45 PM

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Lynx coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve has signed a multiyear contract extension.

The Lynx made the announcement Friday but did not give specific terms.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Reeve has guided the Lynx to four WNBA championships in 10 seasons. She added general manager duties in 2017. Minnesota went 18-16 last season and lost in the first round of the playoffs.

The Lynx were without point guard Lindsay Whalen (retirement), Maya Moore (sabbatical), Rebekkah Brunson (injury) and Seimone Augustus (injury) last season. Minnesota restocked with the addition of guard Odyssey Sims, who led the team in scoring (14.5), and WNBA Rookie of the Year Napheesa Collier (13.1).

Reeve's record is 231-109 with Minnesota and her winning percentage (.679) ranks first in league history. Houston's Van Chancellor is the only other coach to have won at more than a 60 percent clip. Reeve won titles in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 and is tied with Chancellor for most titles in the WNBA.

The 53-year-old Reeve is a two-time WNBA Coach of the Year.

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