2000 WNBA season

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2000 WNBA season
League Women's National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
DurationMay 29 - August 26
Number of games32
Number of teams16
Total attendance2,322,822
Average attendance9,074
TV partner(s) ESPN, NBC, Lifetime
2000 WNBA Draft
Top draft pick Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Ann Wauters
Picked by Cleveland Rockers
Regular season
Season MVP Flag of the United States.svg Sheryl Swoopes (Houston)
Playoffs
Eastern champions New York Liberty
  Eastern runners-up Cleveland Rockers
Western champions Houston Comets
  Western runners-up Los Angeles Sparks
Finals
Champions Houston Comets
  Runners-up New York Liberty
Finals MVP Flag of the United States.svg Cynthia Cooper (Houston)
WNBA seasons

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.

Contents

Regular season standings

Eastern Conference

Eastern Conference WLPCTConf.GB
New York Liberty x2012.62514–7
Cleveland Rockers x1715.53113–83.0
Orlando Miracle x1616.50013–84.0
Washington Mystics x1418.43813–86.0
Detroit Shock o1418.43810–116.0
Miami Sol o1319.4069–127.0
Indiana Fever o923.2817–1411.0
Charlotte Sting o824.2505–1612.0

Western Conference

Western Conference WLPCTConf.GB
Los Angeles Sparks x284.87517–4
Houston Comets x275.84417–41.0
Sacramento Monarchs x2111.65613–87.0
Phoenix Mercury x2012.62511–108.0
Utah Starzz o1814.56313–810.0
Minnesota Lynx o1517.4695–1613.0
Portland Fire o1022.3134–1718.0
Seattle Storm o626.1884–1722.0

Season award winners

AwardWinnerTeam
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

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 1
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

Coaches

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

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