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New president will have to play catch-up

WNBA should have made hire before draft, women's Final Four

Originally Published: April 21, 2011
By Mechelle Voepel | ESPN.com

The WNBA announced its new president Thursday: Laurel J. Richie, who is a longtime marketing executive, most recently for Girl Scouts of the USA.

In a splendid bit of missed opportunity, the league made this announcement two weeks AFTER the women's Final Four (held at a WNBA arena) and a week AFTER the WNBA draft (held at ESPN headquarters).

Donna Orender announced she was leaving as WNBA president Dec. 3. The league said a search for her replacement would begin ...

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