2012 WNBA season
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The 2012 WNBA season was the 16th season of the Women's National Basketball Association. The regular season began on May 18, 2012.
|2012 WNBA season|
|League||Women's National Basketball Association|
|Duration||May 18 – October 21|
|Number of games||34|
|Number of teams||12|
|TV partner(s)||ABC, ESPN, NBA TV|
|Top draft pick||Nneka Ogwumike|
|Picked by||Los Angeles Sparks|
|Season MVP||Tina Charles Connecticut|
|Eastern champions||Indiana Fever|
|Eastern runners-up||Connecticut Sun|
|Western champions||Minnesota Lynx|
|Western runners-up||Los Angeles Sparks|
|Finals champions||Indiana Fever|
|Finals MVP||Tamika Catchings (Indiana)|
2011/2012 WNBA offseasonEdit
- The new television deal with ESPN continued during the 2012 season (runs 2009–2016). For the first time ever, teams will be paid rights fees as part of this deal.
- On January 3, 2012, the Tulsa Shock named former Indiana assistant coach Gary Kloppenburg head coach.
- On January 5, 2012, the Los Angeles Sparks named former Atlanta assistant coach Carol Ross head coach.
- The Seattle Storm trade three time WNBA champion Swin Cash to the Chicago Sky.
- The New York Liberty will play home games for the next two seasons at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, due to summer renovations at Madison Square Garden.
2012 WNBA DraftEdit
|Connecticut Sun y||25||9||.735||–||12–5||13–4||18–4|
|Indiana Fever x||22||12||.647||3.0||13–4||9–8||15–7|
|Atlanta Dream x||19||15||.559||6.0||11–6||8–9||12–10|
|New York Liberty x||15||19||.441||10.0||9–8||6–11||10–12|
|Chicago Sky o||14||20||.412||11.0||7–10||7–10||8–14|
|Washington Mystics o||5||29||.147||20.0||4–13||1–16||3–19|
|Minnesota Lynx z||27||7||.794||–||16–1||11–6||17–5|
|Los Angeles Sparks x||24||10||.706||3.0||16–1||8–9||15–7|
|San Antonio Silver Stars x||21||13||.618||6.0||12–5||9–8||14–8|
|Seattle Storm x||16||18||.471||11.0||10–7||6–11||11–11|
|Tulsa Shock o||9||25||.265||18.0||6–11||3–14||5–17|
|Phoenix Mercury o||7||27||.206||20.0||3–14||4–13||4–18|
Playoffs and FinalsEdit
Season award winnersEdit
Player of the Week awardEdit
Player of the Month awardEdit
Rookie of the Month awardEdit
- Atlanta Dream: Marynell Meadors and Fred Williams
- Chicago Sky: Pokey Chatman
- Connecticut Sun: Mike Thibault
- Indiana Fever: Lin Dunn
- New York Liberty: John Whisenant
- Washington Mystics: Trudi Lacey