Golden State Valkyries

WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert and a panel of guests speak in front of a large screen announcing the WNBA Golden State expansion franchise. The screen has a black and white photo of a basketball with the text "Golden State X" and the WNBA's logo in white.

Golden State announces official team name, logo

By Sydney Wingfield / May 14, 2024

The newly minted Valkyries will take to the sky in 2025

Ohemaa Nyanin smiles

Golden State WNBA gets its GM: Ohemaa Nyanin

By Michelle Smith / May 6, 2024

She will be a very familiar face to many players across the league

Thumbail of WNBA Golden State president Jess Smith above a label that reads "Golden State Vision"

Locked on Women’s Basketball: Jess Smith talks WNBA Golden State, Steph Curry vs. Sabrina Ionescu

By The Next / February 21, 2024

‘We’re building community, we’re building a moment that can bring people together’

Commissioner Cathy Engelbert at the podium at the 2021 WNBA playoffs

WNBA will have 13 teams in 2025, says commissioner Cathy Engelbert

By Tony East / February 17, 2024

WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert discussed a wide variety of topics at NBA All-Star weekend.

Steph Curry (L) and Sabrina Ionescu (R) are pictured in side-to-side thumbnails over the label "Stephen vs. Sabrina in Indy"

Locked on Women’s Basketball: What the Stephen Curry vs. Sabrina Ionescu 3-point shootout means for women’s sports

By The Next / February 16, 2024

Ionescu and Curry to face off during NBA All-Star weekend

WNBA Golden State President Jess Smith poses with Warriors President Brandon Schneider Tuesday night.

WNBA Golden State’s first president is ready to set a vision

By Michelle Smith / January 30, 2024

Jess Smith: “There is a lot more to come.”

Jess Smith named Golden State WNBA President Tuesday.

Golden State WNBA team gets its president

By Michelle Smith / January 30, 2024

Jess Smith will serve as the franchise’s first team president

Locked On Women’s Basketball: WNBA expansion is here: Golden State announcement, Portland next

By The Next / October 5, 2023

Howard and Alex talk all things WNBA expansion announcement, markets and a potential 14th team

Golden State Warriors ready to share the spotlight with WNBA

By Michelle Smith / October 5, 2023

‘The quality of play has just dramatically improved over the last decade,’ Kerr said. I think the timing is great, given the level of interest in the sport and the quality of the women’s game’

WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert, Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob and others answer the questions from Malika Andrews during the introduction of the Golden State WNBA team, set to play in 2025. (Photo via Alex Simon/SFGate)

Sights and sounds from WNBA expansion day at the Chase Center

By Michelle Smith / October 5, 2023

‘Right team, right place, right time’