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SBD/July 29, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
WNBA Facing Concerns Over Roster Size, Salaries In Upcoming CBA Negotiations
Published July 29, 2013
PERMANENT ALL-STAR HOST? In Connecticut, Marc Allard asked, "Should the All-Star game, which sometimes is cast aside for such things as the Olympics, always be played at the Mohegan Sun Arena?" The venue on Saturday played host to the WNBA All-Star Game for the third time, and Fever coach Lin Dunn said, "It's a wonderful size arena, it's in a great location. Somebody in the league is going to have to show they can do a better job or it could continue to be here." Taurasi said, "There's 11,000 people here, (the media) is here covering it because you know how much the game means to people in Connecticut and across the country, and that's the kind of attention we need. When we come here, it's always great and the games are always good here, too." However, Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said, "I'm an advocate for moving it around and sharing it with different cities." She added, "Cultivating it in other places is important for the growth of our game. Any time you have a chance to do that, in a city that is willing, that exposure is good" (NORWICH BULLETIN, 7/28).