Lynx hire Cheryl Reeve; third coach in the last yearby Madeleine Baran, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — The Minnesota Lynx has hired Cheryl Reeve as the team's third head coach in the last year.
Reeve will replace head coach Jennifer Gillom, who led the Women's National Basketball Association team since June.
The team did not disclose the terms of Reeve's contract, citing team policy.
"This is great news for the Lynx," said Minnesota Timberwolves assistant coach Bill Laimbeer in a written statement. "She's worked under numerous coaches who've had success in this league and she's been to the WNBA Finals four times, and has won two WNBA Championships. She has good, sound coaching experience and knows how to get the job done."
Reeve has 21 years of coaching at the collegiate and WNBA levels. She most recently served as the general manager for the Detroit Shock, after being promoted from assistant coach. Since Reeve joined the Shock in 2006, the team has won two WNBA titles.
"I'm looking forward to this exciting opportunity to lead the Minnesota Lynx," Reeve said in a statement. "I believe that with the rising young talent on this team, the return of [injured player] Seimone Augustus, and the additions we'll make to the roster this offseason, the time is now for the Lynx to be the best in the West."
The Lynx missed the playoffs last year after posting a 14-20 record.