|2000 WNBA season|
|League||Women's National Basketball Association|
|Duration||May 29 - August 26|
|Number of games||32|
|Number of teams||16|
|TV partner(s)||ESPN, NBC, Lifetime|
|2000 WNBA Draft|
|Top draft pick|
|Picked by||Cleveland Rockers|
|Eastern champions||New York Liberty|
|Eastern runners-up||Cleveland Rockers|
|Western champions||Houston Comets|
|Western runners-up||Los Angeles Sparks|
|Runners-up||New York Liberty|
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
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