A few Lynx-related stories this week:
First, Maya Moore has signed a new contract with the Lynx that will keep her in Minnesota for the next few years. She is the reigning MVP of the league and the Lynx have won two titles since her arrival four seasons ago. She is one of the best players in women's basketball alive, and should be a huge star here in Minnesota. Which she sort of is.
But...the WNBA needs better marketing. Moore wrote a terrific article herself about the drop off in attention between the college and pro game in this country, and the need for a more successful marketing effort. The Lynx do pretty well at the gate comparatively, in large part because they have been so successful, but the league as a whole has a bunch of great players that could be stars.
Meanwhile, the Lynx announced their broadcast schedule on Fox Sports North. Nine games will be televised on the local cable outlet, while three other games will be nationally televised on ESPN2.
Fenerbahce Ulker's (and Wolves draftee) Nemanja Bjelica was named to the All-Euroleague First Team today, which is a tremendous accomplishment. He also helped lead his team to the semi-finals of that competition, which will take place next Friday if you want to get a look at him. Fenerbahce plays perennial power Real Madrid in the second semi-final. This seems a good time to link to the guest article we published about Bjelica a couple of weeks ago by Slovenian basketball writier Damir Radenovic,