|1998 WNBA season|
|League||Women's National Basketball Association|
|Duration||May – September|
|Number of games||30|
|Number of teams||10|
|TV partner(s)||ESPN, NBC, Lifetime|
|1998 WNBA Draft|
|Top draft pick||Margo Dydek|
|Picked by||Utah Starzz|
|Season MVP||Cynthia Cooper (Houston Comets)|
|Eastern champions||none due to setup|
|Eastern runners-up||Cleveland Rockers|
|Western champions||Houston Comets, Phoenix Mercury|
|Western runners-up||none due to setup|
|Finals MVP||Cynthia Cooper (Houston)|
The 1998 WNBA season was the Women's National Basketball Association's second season. The 1998 season saw two expansion teams join the league, the Detroit Shock and Washington Mystics. The expansion teams allowed the defending champions Houston Comets to move to the Western Conference. The regular season was extended from 28 games to 30 games. The season ended with the Comets winning their second WNBA championship. During the season, Kelly Boucher became the first Canadian to play in the league, suiting up for the Charlotte Sting.
|Cleveland Rockers x||20||10||.667||12–4||–|
|Charlotte Sting x||18||12||.600||11–5||2.0|
|New York Liberty o||18||12||.600||8–8||2.0|
|Detroit Shock o||17||13||.567||8–8||3.0|
|Washington Mystics o||3||27||.100||1–15||17.0|
|Houston Comets x||27||3||.900||15–1||–|
|Phoenix Mercury x||19||11||.633||10–6||8.0|
|Los Angeles Sparks o||12||18||.400||6–10||15.0|
|Sacramento Monarchs o||8||22||.267||5–11||19.0|
|Utah Starzz o||8||22||.267||4–12||19.0|
|WNBA Finals MVP Award||Cynthia Cooper||Houston Comets|
|WNBA Most Valuable Player Award||Cynthia Cooper||Houston Comets|
|WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award||Teresa Weatherspoon||New York Liberty|
|WNBA Newcomer of the Year Award||Suzie McConnell Serio||Cleveland Rockers|
|WNBA Peak Performer||Isabelle Fijalkowski||Cleveland Rockers|
|WNBA Peak Performer||Sandy Brondello||Detroit Shock|
|WNBA Rookie of the Year Award||Tracy Reid||Charlotte Sting|
|WNBA Sportsmanship Award||Suzie McConnell Serio||Cleveland Rockers|
|WNBA Coach of the Year Award||Van Chancellor||Houston Comets|
There were 10 teams in the league. For the playoffs, the four teams with the best record in the league were seeded one to four. Houston was switched to the Western Conference in 1997 so two Western Conference teams matched up in the WNBA Finals. Each round of the playoffs was played as a best-of-three series.
Best of 3
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