Sports Minute: WNBA draft will be virtual event this season due to pandemic

3 years 2 months 1 week ago Thursday, March 26 2020 Mar 26, 2020 March 26, 2020 10:10 AM March 26, 2020 in Sports - AP - Texas

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NEW YORK (AP) - The WNBA has announced its draft will be a virtual event this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The draft will be held on April 17 as originally scheduled but will be broadcast without players, fans or media in attendance. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert says the league is still looking at different scenarios for the start of the regular season, but notes it could begin before the NBA resumes play. One option for the WNBA could be to move its schedule back with the postponement of the 2020 Olympics. The league was scheduled to go on a month-long break starting July 10 during the Tokyo Games.

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