Mitchell is a contributing writer at Zone Coverage, primarily covering the Minnesota Lynx and the WNBA and the Minnesota Timberwolves and the NBA. Growing up watching Kevin Garnett bang his head against the basket stanchion in his No. 21 Wolves jersey and yell like a crazy person, Mitchell quickly became a basketball junkie. He comes to Zone Coverage with over seven years of experience in journalism, communications and digital fields, including five years at a newspaper covering various sports teams and a year-plus stint covering the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx as the organization's Web Editorial Associate. Follow him on Twitter @M_Hansen13.
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What Went Wrong For the Lynx In 2022?
By Mitchell Hansen - Aug 25, 2022
For the first time since the 2010 WNBA season, the Minnesota Lynx failed to reach the postseason while seeing their streak of 11 consecutive playoff appearances — […]
Are the Lynx Actually In Danger Of Missing the Playoffs?
By Mitchell Hansen - Aug 2, 2022
For over a decade, one thing has been consistent in the WNBA. The Minnesota Lynx have made deep runs in the playoffs. Since 2011, Minnesota has been […]
A Mid-Season Turnaround Has the Lynx Back In the Playoff Picture
By Mitchell Hansen - Jul 13, 2022
Following a late-June game against the Dallas Wings at Target Center, Aerial Powers displayed optimism about the Minnesota Lynx being able to turn what had been a […]
Looking Back At Rebekkah Brunson’s Career In Minnesota
By Mitchell Hansen - Jun 30, 2022
Rebekkah Brunson is not only one of the most accomplished players in the history of the Minnesota Lynx, a franchise that has had many all-time greats. She […]
Are Season Struggles and Injuries Putting A Damper On Sylvia Fowles’ Farewell Tour?
By Mitchell Hansen - Jun 22, 2022
The Minnesota Lynx came into the 2022 WNBA season intending to put together another strong season to contend for a championship. They wanted to send center Sylvia […]
After A Rough Start, What Can We Expect From the Lynx Moving Forward?
By Mitchell Hansen - Jun 9, 2022
The start to the 2022 WNBA season hasn’t gone as planned for the Minnesota Lynx. After beginning the year with an 0-4 record for the second season […]
Looking Back At Seimone Augustus’ Career In Minnesota
By Mitchell Hansen - May 26, 2022
How can one sum up the career of Seimone Augustus and the impact the legend had on the Minnesota Lynx and the WNBA? In 15 seasons, 14 […]
Can the Lynx Turn A Slow Start Into A Strong Finish In 2022?
By Mitchell Hansen - May 17, 2022
The 2022 season has not started the way the Minnesota Lynx envisioned or would have liked. A week into the new year, the Lynx stood as the […]
The Lynx Enter the 2022 Season With Title Hopes
By Mitchell Hansen - May 5, 2022
The 2022 WNBA season is finally here for the Minnesota Lynx and the 11 other teams in the league, with the regular season tipping off on Friday. […]
The Wolves Are Back and So Is Playoff Atmosphere At Target Center
By Mitchell Hansen - Apr 13, 2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves struggles for nearly a decade are well documented. Before the 2021-22 NBA season, the Wolves reached the postseason only once since 2003-04. Outside of […]
Lynx Take NC State’s Jones and Minnesota Native Sjerven In 2022 WNBA Draft
By Mitchell Hansen - Apr 12, 2022
With a majority of the 2022 roster already set in place entering the annual WNBA Draft, the Minnesota Lynx weren’t expected to make much of a splash […]
How Will the Lynx Attack 2022 WNBA Draft?
By Mitchell Hansen - Apr 5, 2022
With the calendar flipping to April, the first of many key dates in the WNBA is about to begin in advance of the start of the regular […]