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Expansion is theme in 2000

Updated: May 25, 2000, 5:43 PM ET
By Melissa Murphy | Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The WNBA is stretching out. Way out.

In just its fourth season, the league has already doubled in size from eight teams in 1997 to 16. Teams in Seattle, Portland, Indianapolis and Miami join the WNBA for the 2000 season.

Another theme this summer will be the Olympics. The league condensed its season to allow players to join their national teams for the Sydney Games.

"We had our origins with the great success of the 1996 Olympics and see it as an important story line," ...

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