Lynx’s Reeve: ‘We want to make meaningful change’

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Lynx head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve is excited to be closer to the start of the WNBA season, but she also knows her team and the entire league must continue to be heard on issues regarding social justice.

"We want to see meaningful change," Reeve said Thursday in an interview session with the media. "Playing basketball is what we do, but the bigger part of us is wanting to make the world a better place for everyone."

Reeve and Timberwolves head coach Ryan Saunders have taken active leadership roles when the Timberwolves and Lynx formed a partnership with The Minneapolis Foundation. The goal is to address systemic inequities in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd while under police custody.

"This is the tipping point. We’re not going away. You have to be relentless. Just like many players are relentless in their pursuit of being great, this is what it’s going to take. Reaching an equitable situation for all – that’s a tall order. Many people don’t want that change, but I think what we’re going to do down there in Bradenton should end up proving to be pretty powerful."

The 12 WNBA teams will begin a 22-game regular season schedule at IMG Academy in Bradenton Florida in late July.