The Minnesota Lynx retired former stage guard Lindsay Whalen’s No. 13 jersey Saturday on the Target Center.
Whalen, who retired following the 2018 season, joined her former teammates, coaches and family on the courtroom to have a look at a pregame video tribute sooner than her jersey was positioned throughout the rafters.
“I always tried to represent on the court as a player and do my best, so it was great today to see [the fans] here and supporting as always,” acknowledged Whalen, who now coaches the University of Minnesota women’ basketball group. “It was a lot of fun.”
Whalen joined the Lynx in 2010 after having fun with her first six seasons with the Connecticut Sun. She acquired all 4 of her WNBA championships and made 4 All-Star teams with the Lynx.
Whalen’s 323 wins are basically probably the most in WNBA historic previous.
Whalen’s jersey joins the Lynx’s 4 championship banners, along with Malik Sealey’s No. 2 jersey and a banner honoring former Timberwolves coach/govt Flip Saunders, throughout the Target Center’s rafters.
“We talk about the culture that Lindsay helped us to establish,” Lynx head coach and customary supervisor Cheryl Reeve acknowledged. “She’s firmly entrenched in this team and that the way that we do things is exactly the way Lindsay [did] things.”
The Lynx misplaced Saturday’s sport, 89-85, to the Los Angeles Sparks.