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.