Minnesota Lynx to Retire Lindsay Whalen’s Number
The Minnesota Lynx announced today that they will retire Lindsay Whalen’s number 13.
The ceremony will happen on Sunday, June 8th when the Lynx host the Los Angeles Sparks, a game that will be nationally televised on ABC.
Whalen ended her 15-year WNBA career last August when she retired to be the head coach of the University of Minnesota Women's Basketball team.
“We couldn’t have selected a better person and teammate in Lindsay Whalen as the first Lynx player to have their jersey hung in the rafters of Target Center,” said Minnesota Lynx and Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor in a press release. “Lindsay has provided us so many unforgettable moments, including four championships and numerous highlight-reel plays. We congratulate Lindsay and her family on this momentous occasion, and I look forward to celebrating with her and our fans on June 8.”
Whalen won 4 world championships with the Lynx and is on top of the Lynx franchise leaderboard in assists with 1,394 and she is the only player in WNBA history with 5000 points, 2000 assists and 1500 rebounds. Her number becomes the first one retired by the Lynx.