2001 WNBA season

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2001 WNBA season
League Women's National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
DurationMay 28 - September 3
Number of games32
Number of teams16
Total attendance2,322,962
Average attendance9,074
TV partner(s) ESPN, NBC
2001 WNBA Draft
Top draft pick Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lauren Jackson
Picked by Seattle Storm
Regular season
Season MVP Flag of the United States.svg Lisa Leslie (Los Angeles)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Charlotte Sting
  Eastern runners-up New York Liberty
Western champions Los Angeles Sparks
  Western runners-up Sacramento Monarchs
Finals
Champions Los Angeles Sparks
  Runners-up Charlotte Sting
Finals MVP Flag of the United States.svg Lisa Leslie (Los Angeles)
WNBA seasons

The 2001 WNBA Season was the Women's National Basketball Association's fifth season. The season ended with the Los Angeles Sparks winning their first WNBA championship.

Contents

Regular season standings

Eastern Conference

Eastern Conference WLPCTConf.GB
Cleveland Rockers x2210.68815–6
New York Liberty x2111.65613–81.0
Miami Sol x2012.62514–72.0
Charlotte Sting x1814.56315–64.0
Orlando Miracle o1319.4069–129.0
Indiana Fever o1022.3137–1412.0
Detroit Shock o1022.3137–1412.0
Washington Mystics o1022.3134–1712.0

Western Conference

Western Conference WLPCTConf.GB
Los Angeles Sparks x284.87519–2
Sacramento Monarchs x2012.62513–88.0
Utah Starzz x1913.59411–109.0
Houston Comets x1913.59413–89.0
Phoenix Mercury o1319.4068–1315.0
Minnesota Lynx o1220.3759–1216.0
Portland Fire o1121.3445–1617.0
Seattle Storm o1022.3136–1518.0

Season award winners

AwardWinnerTeam
WNBA Finals MVP Award Lisa Leslie Los Angeles Sparks
WNBA Most Valuable Player Award Lisa Leslie Los Angeles Sparks
WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award Debbie Black Miami Sol
WNBA Most Improved Player Award Janeth Arcain Houston Comets
WNBA Peak Performer Latasha Byears Los Angeles Sparks
WNBA Peak Performer Elena Baranova Miami Sol
WNBA Rookie of the Year Award Jackie Stiles Portland Fire
Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award Sue Wicks New York Liberty
WNBA Coach of the Year Award Dan Hughes Cleveland Rockers

Playoffs

First Round
Best of 3
Conference Finals
Best of 3
WNBA Finals
Best of 3
         
E1 Cleveland 1
E4 Charlotte 2
E4 Charlotte 2
Eastern Conference
E2 New York 1
E2 New York 2
E3 Miami 1
E4 Charlotte 0
W1 Los Angeles 2
W1 Los Angeles 2
W4 Houston 0
W1 Los Angeles 2
Western Conference
W2 Sacramento 1
W2 Sacramento 2
W3 Utah 0

Coaches

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

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