No basketball, but three days until World Cup and 49 days until college season

WNBA team news:

Is this Storm team the start of a dynasty?

WNBA player news:

Natasha Howard’s charmed season ended with a title.

WNBA coach news:

How Dan Hughes scaled the mountain.

The Atlanta Dream have extended coach Nicki Collen’s contract through the 2020 season.

College coach news:

Former WNBA player Lanay Montgomery is Kennesaw State’s new assistant coach.

Bill Sullivan is back as an assistant coach at George Washington.

World Cup news:

Ten things to know about the World Cup.

Eternal champion Diana Taurasi draws inspiration from her only defeat.

Lauren Jackson thinks the Australians can win it.


Excerpt from the new book “Basketball: A love story.”