WNBA: Ackerman stepping down

Discussion in 'Business and Media' started by geordienation, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. geordienation

    geordienation Moderator

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Val Ackerman, the only president the WNBA has ever known, is stepping down. I thought this was interesting on a number of levels.

    1) The WNBA has mirrored MLS in terms of age and size (expanding and contracting teams).

    2) From the outset, they've both been dependent on a financial resource other than gate receipts and broadcast revenues (the NBA and St. Phil).

    3) Changing leadership might signal a different direction in the league.
     
  2. sokol

    sokol Member

    Aug 4, 2004
    "And someday, I think people will see the WNBA as the only successful pro sports league launched relatively recently."

    Nice little ignorant quote from an agent for WNBA players.
     
  3. okcomputer

    okcomputer Member

    Jun 25, 2003
    dc
    That stuck out to me also. Within 5 years, once all the teams have stadiums it will blow away the wnba. MLS averages like 7k more a game right now then they do with not even a tenth of the promotion the wnba gets. Ignorant quote.
     
  4. SABuffalo786

    SABuffalo786 New Member

    May 18, 2002
    Buffalo, New York
    It really does amaze me how much more coverage the WNBA gets in the mainstream media.


    What do they have to show after all these years? A 10k seat arena in a casino?


    I wonder when the NBA is just going to throw up its hands and say "That's it, we're done."
     
  5. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
    Staff Member

    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Victoria, BC
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  6. okcomputer

    okcomputer Member

    Jun 25, 2003
    dc
  7. Andy_B

    Andy_B Member+

    Feb 2, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. okcomputer

    okcomputer Member

    Jun 25, 2003
    dc

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