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Ackerman has no timetable for expansion

Updated: July 17, 2003, 11:53 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- WNBA president Val Ackerman believes play in the league this season has been the best yet, thanks to contraction.

In the offseason, the Miami Sol and Portland Fire were contracted, leaving the league with 14 teams. Utah moved to San Antonio and Orlando moved to Connecticut, which also gave the league a foothold in better markets.

Fewer teams means better players on each team. And for the first time in the league's history, the Eastern Conference leads the Western ...

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