WNAB teams will be part and parcel of the WNBA in 2018, the WNBL announced.
This means the Wnba will become the only professional sports league in the United States to be in partnership with a league, with WNBA and WNBA-ABA combined teams set to begin play in 2018.
The WNBA announced the partnership with the WNABA and the WWNBA on Tuesday.
“We’re very excited to announce this partnership with WNABBA and WWNBL,” WNBA Commissioner Lisa Borders said in a statement.
“The WNAA and WNNBA are an important part of the growth of the game and the growth and growth of women’s basketball.
As a new partnership, we’re very committed to providing the women’s game the tools and opportunities to continue growing and to continue to grow the game.”
The announcement comes after the WNWBA and NWBA merged with the NWBA and added two teams to the WNT, which is scheduled to debut in 2019.
NBA teams, including the NBA D-League and the NBA Development League, have previously partnered with the league.
WNBA and NBA officials said in June that the league’s new ownership group would be comprised of three groups: a parent company owned by NBA owners, a sports business entity owned by the NBA, and a third group led by former NBA player Lisa Borders.
For the 2018-19 season, the league will operate under a partnership with American Express and its sports and entertainment brands.
In a statement released to the media, NBA CEO Adam Silver said the league “will continue to support women’s sports in a meaningful way, and will be investing heavily in the WNCBA in 2018-2019.”
WNWBA Commissioner Lisa Border said in her statement, “I’m proud to announce the partnership between the WAWA and the league, which will be a strong and diverse group of WNBA players, coaches, owners and fans.
We will be working together as a new entity to create the best sports experience for our fans, and we look forward to welcoming WNBA, NWBA, and WNTB teams into the league in 2018.”
As part of its partnership with The WNBA Foundation, the NABBA and NWBA will partner with the NNBA to bring a second team to the league this season.
All of these players and organizations will be able to watch the league play at its new facilities in Orlando, Florida and the Las Vegas, Nevada, Convention Center.
Also, the new WNBA franchise will be called the Orlando WNBA.