Young, Boyette to Atlanta Dream in Trade


Two people familiar with the deal say the Chicago Sky have traded Imani Boyette and Tamera Young to Atlanta for Jordan Hooper and the Dream's first-round pick in next year's draft.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Monday because the deal hadn't been officially announced yet.

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Young is averaging 10.8 points for the Sky, who are in 10th place in the WNBA playoff race. Boyette is averaging 4.6 points and 4.4 rebounds. She was the 10th pick by the Sky in the 2016 draft.

Hooper is averaging 2.6 points for the Dream, who are in eighth place in the postseason chase.

Reported By The Associated Press

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Fever hire Pokey Chatman as head coach


Pokey Chatman wasn’t out of work long.

The Indiana Fever are hiring her as their new coach, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the move ahead of a Friday news conference.

The 47-year-old coach was not retained by the Chicago Sky after she guided the team to an 18-16 record and an appearance in the WNBA semifinals this past season. She won 106 games in Chicago and led the team to its first-ever playoff appearance in 2013 and a trip to the WNBA Finals in 2014.

Chicago sky Head Coach Pokey Chatman yells instructions from the sidelines to her defense in the second half of a WNBA Preseason basketball game between The Chicago sky and the Washington Mystics, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware. Photo by Saquan Stimpson

She will take over a team that has a rich history in the WNBA, winning a title in 2012 and reaching the playoffs in each of the past 12 seasons. Indiana was 17-17 this past year, losing in the first round of the playoffs. Coach Stephanie White left the Fever after the season to become head coach at Vanderbilt.

The Fever will have a different look not only on the sideline but also on the court, as longtime star Tamika Catchings retired. Indiana still has a strong nucleus with Briann January, Erlana Larkins, Tiffany Mitchell and Marissa Coleman.
Before taking over Chicago in 2011, Chatman spent 16 years at LSU, her alma mater. The Louisiana native was an assistant from 1992 to 2004 before becoming the head coach. She was 106-19 at LSU, including a 15-5 mark in 2004 when she was the interim coach after longtime coach Sue Gunter left the team because of illness.
Source: Associated Press

Elena Delle Donne to Return Home for Chicago Sky WNBA Preseason Game at University of Delaware May 13


Elena Delle Donne to Return Home for Chicago Sky WNBA Preseason Game at University of Delaware May 13

FILE PHOTO: Chicago Sky Forward Elena Delle Donne (11) drive towards the lane as Washington Mystics Forward Crystal Langhorne (1) defends in the second half of an WNBA regular season basketball game between The Chicago Sky and The Washington Mystics Wednesday, July. 24, 2013 at The Verizon center in Washington DC.

 

Elena began her esteemed career at the University of Delaware in 2009 where she became one of the most successful athletes in the school’s history. She was awarded the Senior CLASS Award and Honda Award in 2013, and First Team All-American and National Player of the Year candidate in her junior and senior seasons. The Chicago Sky drafted Elena with the second overall pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft, and she will kick-off her second season with the Sky this May.

The Sky is proud to partner with The University of Delaware, DuPont, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware, Delaware Sports Commission, Christiana Health Care System, Delaware Express, Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware, Grotto’s Pizza, Blood Bank of Delmarva, Wilmington Airport (ILG) and National 5 & 10 to bring this WNBA game to the many loyal fans in Delaware who have shown unwavering support for their hometown hero, Delle Donne, and her newest team the Chicago Sky. Tickets for the Chicago Sky vs. Washington Mystics preseason game will go on sale to the public on Monday, March 17, 2014. Fans can purchase tickets by phone, online or in person: Online: Ticketmaster.com Phone: 1-800-745-3000 In Person: Delaware Ticket Office located at the Bob Carpenter Center, 631 South College Ave, Newark, DE 19716 between 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday –

 

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NCAA Women’s Basketball – The Best Of Elena Delle Donne


A collection of images of All-American and WNBA Second overall pick Elena Delle Donne throughout her college basketball career. Photographs By Saquan Stimpson

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02/09/12 Newark DE: Delaware Junior Forward Elena Delle Donne attempts to drive to the basket in the second half a Colonial Athletic Association women’s basketball game against Old Dominion, Feb 9, 2012, at the Bob carpenter center in Newark Delaware.

Delaware Forward Elena Delle Donne (11) blocks North Carolina Guard Tierra Ruffin-Pratt (44) shot attempt in the first half of a 2013 Round Two Women's NCAA tournament game against No. 3 North Carolina Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark Delaware.

Delaware Forward Elena Delle Donne (11) blocks North Carolina Guard Tierra Ruffin-Pratt (44) shot attempt in the first half of a 2013 Round Two Women’s NCAA tournament game against No. 3 North Carolina Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark Delaware.

Delaware Forward Elena Delle Donne (11) gestures victory after Delaware defeated North Carolina in the 2013 Women's NCAA tournament Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark Delaware.

Delaware Forward Elena Delle Donne (11) gestures victory after Delaware defeated North Carolina in the 2013 Women’s NCAA tournament Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark Delaware.