Season 52 | Game 566 | June 6, 2000
The Minnesota Lynx, Minnesota's entry in the newly formed WNBA, started play in 1999 with a victory over the Detroit Shock before an announced crowd of 12,000 at the Target Center. Ackerman, the WNBA's first President, came to town to see the Lynx play in their second season. A four-year starter at the University of Virginia, she combined her love of basketball and law degree to put her in line for the top WNBA job, which she held for the next eight years.

Wikipedia - Val Ackerman

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