Farewell to Whalen: Lindsay Whalen leaves the Lynx

Lindsay Whalen is retiring from the Lynx to concentrate on her new job of coaching the Gophers.

Minnesota Lynx Head Coach Cheryl Reeve hugged guard Lindsay Whalen after Whalen announced her retirement during a press conference.

'A great 15 years.' Whalen moves on

While others, including Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve were emotional, Lindsay Whalen made it clear that she was intent on celebrating her basketball career rather than ruing the fact that her playing days are about to end.
Lynx players and coaches gathered with Lindsay Whalen Monday at her retirement press conference.

Souhan: We may never see the likes of Lindsay Whalen again

August 14, 2018
Will there ever be another basketball player, or any athlete, from Minnesota who so ideally combines greatness and so many other attributes?
Lindsay Whalen is part of a mural painted on the side of Security Coin & Pawn Shop in downtown Hutchinson, where she grew up.

From pawn shop mural to schools, Hutchinson cheers 'hometown sweetheart'

August 14, 2018
As news of Lindsay Whalen's retirement spread through her hometown, many stopped to pay tribute to the local girl who became an international sports star and never forgot her roots in a small Minnesota city.

Expectations, emotions are high as Whalen transitions to Gophers

August 14, 2018
Excitement was in the air about Whalen soon focusing her full attention on being the Gophers women's basketball coach.

RandBall: Lindsay Whalen is on my local sports 'Mount Rushmore'

August 13, 2018
What Lindsay Whalen has accomplished with the Gophers, Lynx and as an Olympian is nothing short of amazing.

Reeve gives in to emotion at Whalen announcement

August 13, 2018
As Whalen said of Reeve, there are "a lot of similarities in our personalities." They might express those personalities in different ways, but the bonds are clear.

From Hutchinson High to the world stage: Lindsay Whalen's career timeline

August 14, 2018
Follow along as we track Whalen's lengthy and impressive playing career:

Whalen comes through for her fans: A social media short story

August 14, 2018
A real estate agent from north Minneapolis recalled the team when Lindsay Whalen invited some fans to a game while she was playing in Turkey -- and the scene that came next.

Our favorite Lindsay Whalen moments

August 13, 2018
Star Tribune reporters and columnists share their favorite moments from Whalen's playing career -- and you can add your favorite memories, too.

Lindsay Whalen: 'It's been a wild ride'

August 13, 2018
Lindsay Whalen announced her WNBA retirement Monday at a news conference. Whalen, a star with the Lynx and Gophers, will soon turn her full attention to coaching the Gophers women's team.

What others are saying about Lindsay Whalen

August 13, 2018
Hear from coaches and players, past and present. And her mom.
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