WNBA star Lindsay Whalen will retire from playing to focus on coaching

Lindsay Whalen will retire at season's end as the WNBA's leader in wins and near the top in many other categories

Minnesota Lynx star Lindsay Whalen will retire after the WNBA season, ending her stellar 15-year career.

At 1:30 p.m., a news conference will be held at Mayo Clinic Square in downtown Minneapolis, according to the Star Tribune.

She ranks third on the WNBA's all-time assists list, trailing only Sue Bird and Ticha Penicheiro. During the league's 20th anniversary celebration in 2016, Whalen was named one of the top 20 players of all time.

It doesn't come as a complete surprise considering Whalen has been pulling double duty as she accepted the University of Minnesota Head Women's Basketball Coach position earlier this year. Whalen voiced her commitment to handling both roles, but the physical and mental grind seem to have taken a toll.

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A four-time WNBA champion, Whalen will finish her career as the Lynx franchise leader in assists, while ranking second in games played and fourth in scoring.

"Lindsay Whalen will always be remembered as one of the greatest players and winners in the history of our league", WNBA President Lisa Borders said. Those are two very big accomplishments that point to her ability to make her teammates better. "I will always cherish the times we spent together over the last eight years bringing championships to her home state of Minnesota". She led the Gophers to the 2004 Women's Final Four, after which she was the No. 4 overall pick in the WNBA draft by the Sun. Her "No soup for you" performance during a Perk at Play segment is considered a classic in the KARE 11 newsroom.

The Lynx not only traded for Whalen, they also added Brunson in the Monarchs dispersal draft and welcomed back Seimone Augustus, who missed most of 2009 with a torn ACL and missed the first nine games of 2010 following abdominal surgery.

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