Another day in basketball paradise

WNBA team news:

The Liberty is optimistic it can continue its recent success.

Promise is on the horizon for the Sun.

WNBA player news:

Finally healthy, Storm guard Monica Wright is eager to begin her first season with her new team.

Sun rookie Jonquel Jones’ long road to the WNBA.

Rookie teammate Jamie Weisner should prove to be one tough cookie.

A third Sun rookie, Morgan Tuck, already has a pro pedigree. She wasthrilled to remain in Connecticut.

Transactions today:

Team Player Transaction

Chicago Lyon, Maggie Waived
Connecticut Baker, Brandie Contract Signed
Dallas Baugh, Vicki Waived

Candace Parker omission discussion continues:

ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel weighs in again: still trying to make sense of Parker exclusion.

Maria Cornelius sums up the issues nicely in this piece.

Other Olympic team news:

Angel McCoughtry’s college coach, Jeff Walz, is impressed with her adaptability.

College team/program news:

Kentucky’s AD discusses issues within the women’s basketball program.

College player news:

The NCAA has approved a medical hardship waiver for Gonzaga’s Elle Tinkle.

It’s another busy summer for UConn’s Kia Nurse.

College coach news:

Louisville coach Jeff Walz is excited about the Cardinals.

Louisiana Tech’s new coach says the team can capitalize on their recent notoriety.

Texas’ new assistant coach is Jamie Carey. How poetic is that?

Jim Foster’s contract at Chattanooga has been extended through 2021-2022.

Virginia Tech coach Kenny Brooks has made staff additions.

New Mexico coach Mike Bradbury is bringing energy to the team’s offense.

Vanderbilt is looking at coaching options with in-state ties.