Lynx sign coach Cheryl Reeve to contract extension, add general manager title

The Minnesota Lynx announced a multiyear contract extension for coach Cheryl Reeve, who also will take over as general manager for the franchise.

Reeve assumes the general manager role from executive vice president Roger Griffith, and she is now one of six in the dual role of coach/GM in the WNBA, along with Chicago's Amber Stocks, Connecticut's Curt Miller, Indiana's Pokey Chatman, Las Vegas' Bill Laimbeer and Washington's Mike Thibault.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Reeve is 195-77 in eight seasons with the Lynx, who have made the WNBA Finals six of the past seven years. They beat the Los Angeles Sparks in a five-game series in October for their fourth title.

"I have complete confidence in her ability to continue to guide our organization," Lynx owner Glen Taylor said of Reeve in a statement released by the franchise. "The 2018 season is shaping up to be our most exciting one in Lynx history, as we host the WNBA All-Star Game at Target Center, and return the core of our championship team to make a run at a fifth title."

Contract extensions were also announced for Lynx assistant coaches Shelley Patterson and Walt Hopkins, while assistant James Wade will remain on staff. Clare Duwelius was promoted from basketball operations manager to assistant general manager.

"I'm thrilled with the strong and passionate staff we've assembled and look forward to the challenges that lie ahead," Reeve said in a statement.