Minnesota Lynx Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations Cheryl Reeve is already without a doubt one of the best coaches the state of Minnesota and the WNBA has ever seen.
And now, she has received well-deserved recognition for what she has accomplished throughout her coaching career ... so far.
Reeve is part of an eight-person group that will be inducted into the Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2023, the Star Tribune announced Thursday. The Star Tribune’s running list of Hall of Famers began in 1958, annually celebrating and recognizing the achievements of sports icons who have made significant contributions to the rich history of Minnesota’s sports landscape.
As part of the Class of 2023, Reeve is joined by fellow basketball icons Willie Burton, Tayler Hill and Larry McKenzie, as well as hockey greats Phil Housley, Neal Broton, Gigi Marvin and Henry Boucha.
Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2023.— Minnesota Lynx (@minnesotalynx) December 28, 2023
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As mentioned, Reeve is already considered one of the best coaches the WNBA has ever seen, with her list of accomplishments too long to list in one place. She has not only led the Minnesota Lynx since her arrival in Minnesota in 2010, but she has played a big role in the USA Women’s National Basketball Team while currently serving as Head Coach heading into the Paris Olympics this summer.
Over her coaching career, Reeve has been part of six WNBA titles, four as head coach of the Lynx (2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017) and two as an assistant coach with the Detroit Shockey (2006 and 2008). She has also been named WNBA Coach of the Year three times (2011, 2016 and 2020) and holds one WNBA Executive of the Year honor (2019).
The 2024 season will be Reeve’s 15th with the Lynx and second as president of basketball operations. Her tenure as coach in Minnesota is currently the longest in WNBA history. While guiding the Lynx to four WNBA championships, she has tallied 300 career wins as the leader on the bench, adding 41 career playoff victories which are the most in WNBA history. Reeve is the only head coach to reach the WNBA Playoffs in 11 straight seasons with the same franchise — the second-longest run ever in the league — and has reached the postseason in 12 of her 14 seasons as head coach.
Along with her achievements on the court, Reeve has been at the forefront of speaking out about issues off the court while empowering her players and staff to use their voices and platforms to help spark change in everyday life.
Reeve and the rest of the Class of 2023 will be honored and celebrated as the latest wave of inductees into the Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame in early 2024 with a ceremony at a date and location to be announced.