Richie Adubato Quotes
Donna Orender, who took over as president of the WNBA this year from Val Ackerman, challenges Swoopes's observations, noting If anything, the league has more momentum than we've ever had. Our attendance is flat, but we've generated at least 10 new sponsorships in each of our markets and we're holding our own with regards to television. At the end of the day, we will have drawn more than two million fans. ... The key to growth is getting more games on television.
The break in the schedule a week ago helped us . . . to get our continuity, to get our defense together, ... Our offensive execution is way better than it was. . . . The big thing is we've got a pretty good rotation now. They're starting to feel more familiar with each other's games, and that takes a little time. We're still not there, but if we didn't have the break in the schedule I don't think we could have been able to get to where we are.
Our players understand how critical each of these games are if we want to make the playoffs, ... Tonight at New York is probably the biggest game of the year. I thought Sunday's game at Connecticut was the biggest game of the year. They keep getting bigger. With the way Detroit is playing, we have to get a win, no question.