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The crew covering the Finals is announced:

“The ESPN family of networks has locked in plans to cover the WNBA Finals, which will feature the Atlanta Dream and Minnesota Lynx in a best-of-five series. Games begin on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 8:30p on ESPN and ESPN3 before shifting to ESPN2 and ESPN3 for the remainder of the series. Pam Ward will call Game 1 with analyst Rebecca Lobo and reporter Heather Cox. Terry Gannon will take over the remainder of the play-by-play duties in the five-game series with Lobo and Cox. Programming will feature coaches and officials wearing live microphones, an EStrator telestrator system and a new open for the WNBA Finals on ESPN/ESPN2 that will feature moments from the first 15 years of the WNBA Finals.”

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From Mechelle’s chat

a question from Kevin in Georgia:

Pam Ward said at the draft that the WNBA would name its president “within the next few days or so”. Is that a believable timetable?

Mechelle Voepel: Personally, I think she was ad-libbing, maybe trying to present it in a more positive light. As opposed to, “We’re here at the WNBA draft and there is no president to announce the picks. We have no idea when there will be a president. Supposedly before the season starts in June.” That might not sound so good. :) But that’s me speculating … yes, I let out a guffaw of disbelief in the press room when that statement was made on TV. Then again, I don’t know when it’s going to happen, either.

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