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BREAKING: Cheryl Reeve, Minnesota Lynx Agree to Contract Extension, Promoted to GM

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For the past seven WNBA seasons, Cheryl Reeve has served as the highly successful head coach of the four-time champion Minnesota Lynx.

And after Thursday’s proceedings, she will continue to hold that title in Minnesota.

On Thursday, Reeve and the Lynx agreed to a multi-year contract extension.

It was also announced that she will take on the role of general manager as part of this new deal.

Summitt Hoops reported in December that no other team made a run at trying to convince Reeve to leave the Lynx this offseason. This isn’t surprising at all, considering how content both the Lynx and Reeve are with the six-time WNBA champion remaining at the helm in Minnesota.

Entering the 2018 season, Reeve is already one of the most successful head coaches in WNBA history.

Recording her fourth title as a head coach in 2017, Reeve is tied with Houston Comets’┬áVan Chancellor for the most titles ever for a head coach. Reeve also secured two championships as an assistant with the Detroit Shock before coming to Minnesota.

Following 2017, where the Lynx finished atop the regular-season standings at 27-7, Reeve sits at 195 regular-season wins (in 272 career games), which ranks eighth in WNBA history. Reeve’s 40 playoff victories are the most ever.

Since arriving in Minnesota in 2010, Reeve has won four titles in eight years, and has never had more than one year between title wins.

The Lynx, who look to repeat as league champions in 2018, have to be happy to have their coach locked up for at least a few more years.


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