retirement

Connecticut Sun point guard Jasmine Thomas sits on the sideline, leaning forward and yelling towards the court with her hands cupped around her mouth to project her voice forward

Jasmine Thomas announces retirement from the WNBA after 13 seasons

By Aya Abdeen / January 19, 2024

Thomas hired by Dallas Wings as director of player programs and development coach

UConn head coach Geno Auriemma smiles on the sidelines during the Huskies' game against Southern Connecticut State on Nov. 4, 2023 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn.

In light of Nick Saban retiring, how close are we to a sport without Geno Auriemma?

By Em Adler / January 14, 2024

And what will it mean when the greatest coach in women’s basketball history finally steps away?

Princeton's Bella Alarie dribbles the ball with her right hand and a defender trying to stay with her on her left side.

Ivy League reacts to Princeton legend Bella Alarie’s retirement from professional basketball

By Jenn Hatfield / February 5, 2023

Alarie was one of the best players in Ivy League history and a top-five WNBA draft pick

Phoenix guard Diana Taurasi (3) in a game against the Mystics at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C., on June 12, 2022.

What Diana Taurasi’s 2023 return means for the Mercury — and Skylar Diggins-Smith

By Alex Simon / November 6, 2022

One question is answered, but many remain in Phoenix entering offseason

Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley (14) drives to the basket as Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner (24) defends during Game 3 of the WNBA semifinals at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on Sept. 4, 2022. (Photo credit: Chris Poss)

Chicago Sky enter free agency with uncertainty after being upset in playoffs

By James Kay / September 10, 2022

Kahleah Copper: Loss to Connecticut ‘really hasn’t sunk in yet’

Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles gets an invisible crown as she is introduced in the starting lineup before a game against the Atlanta Dream at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn., on Aug. 7, 2022. (Photo credit: John McLellan)

‘Syl gave us everything’: Inside the Minnesota Lynx’s celebration of Sylvia Fowles

By Lucas Seehafer / August 13, 2022

The regal postgame ceremony was a fitting tribute given Fowles’ on-court accolades and off-court interests

Phoenix Mercury combo guard Diana Taurasi looks towards the court, while Sue Bird hunches with her hands on her knees next to Taurasi. Behind Bird stands Mercury wing Diamond DeShields.

‘An incredible ride’: Inside Sue Bird’s likely final game against Diana Taurasi

By Hayden Cilley / July 23, 2022

With Briann January also bidding farewell to Phoenix and Tina Charles playing against the team she left midseason, it was a night of storylines

‘Like a fairy tale’: Sights and sounds from the final homecoming of Sue Bird

By Em Adler / June 21, 2022

An ending so perfect, it could have been scripted

Rutgers women's basketball head coach C. Vivian Stringer has announced her retirement, effective Sept. 1, 2022. (Photo credit: HighlightHER Twitter page)

C. Vivian Stringer announces retirement after legendary career

By Tee Baker / April 30, 2022

The Hall of Fame coach laid a foundation in women’s basketball

‘You are the reason I stayed here 40 years’: The legacy of Harvard’s Kathy Delaney-Smith through those she’s molded

By Jenn Hatfield / April 18, 2022

630 wins, countless relationships