2000 WNBA season

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2000 WNBA season
Duration May 29 - September
Games 32
Teams 16
Total attendance 2,322,822
Average attendance 9,074
TV partner/s ESPN, NBC, Lifetime
Draft
Top draft pick Belgium Ann Wauters
Picked by Cleveland Rockers
Regular season
Season MVP United States Sheryl Swoopes (Houston)
Stat leaders
    Points S. Swoopes (20.7)
    Rebounds N. Williams (11.6)
    Assists T. Penicheiro (7.9)
Playoffs
East champions New York Liberty
  East runners-up   Cleveland Rockers
West champions Houston Comets
  West runners-up   Los Angeles Sparks
Finals
Finals champions Houston Comets
  Runners-up   New York Liberty
Finals MVP United States Cynthia Cooper (Houston)
WNBA seasons

← 1999

2001 →

The 2000 WNBA Season was the Women's National Basketball Association's fourth season. The 2000 season saw four expansion teams join the league, the Indiana Fever, Miami Sol, Portland Fire, and Seattle Storm. The season ended with the Houston Comets winning their fourth WNBA championship.

Regular season standings[edit]

Eastern Conference

Eastern Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
New York Liberty x 20 12 .625 14–7
Cleveland Rockers x 17 15 .531 13–8 3.0
Orlando Miracle x 16 16 .500 13–8 4.0
Washington Mystics x 14 18 .438 13–8 6.0
Detroit Shock o 14 18 .438 10–11 6.0
Miami Sol o 13 19 .406 9–12 7.0
Indiana Fever o 9 23 .281 7–14 11.0
Charlotte Sting o 8 24 .250 5–16 12.0

Western Conference

Western Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Los Angeles Sparks x 28 4 .875 17–4
Houston Comets x 27 5 .844 17–4 1.0
Sacramento Monarchs x 21 11 .656 13–8 7.0
Phoenix Mercury x 20 12 .625 11–10 8.0
Utah Starzz o 18 14 .563 13–8 10.0
Minnesota Lynx o 15 17 .469 5–16 13.0
Portland Fire o 10 22 .313 4–17 18.0
Seattle Storm o 6 26 .188 4–17 22.0

Season award winners[edit]

Award Winner Team
WNBA Finals MVP Award Cynthia Cooper Houston Comets
WNBA Most Valuable Player Award Sheryl Swoopes Houston Comets
WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award Sheryl Swoopes Houston Comets
WNBA Most Improved Player Award Tari Phillips New York Liberty
WNBA Peak Performer Murriel Page Washington Mystics
WNBA Peak Performer Jennifer Azzi Utah Starzz
WNBA Rookie of the Year Award Betty Lennox Minnesota Lynx
Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award Suzie McConnell Serio Cleveland Rockers
WNBA Coach of the Year Award Michael Cooper Los Angeles Sparks

Playoffs[edit]

Main article: 2000 WNBA Playoffs
Main article: 2000 WNBA Finals
First Round
Best of 3
Conference Finals
Best of 3
WNBA Finals
Best of 3
                 
E1 New York 2
E4 Washington 0
E1 New York 2
Eastern Conference
E2 Cleveland 0
E2 Cleveland 2
E3 Orlando 1
E1 New York 0
W2 Houston 2
W1 Los Angeles 2
W4 Phoenix 0
W1 Los Angeles 0
Western Conference
W2 Houston 2
W2 Houston 2
W3 Sacramento 0

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