No clear favorite in the East
During the 2010 WNBA season, Connecticut Sun coach Mike Thibault talked about his team a little like it was a crop that couldn't be rushed, as frustrating as that was. The Sun were growing, and there was a clear plan in place. But it didn't result in a playoff berth that year, making the second consecutive postseason that the franchise missed.
Fast-forward to 2011. This time the Sun did make the playoffs but were swept in the Eastern Conference semifinals by Atlanta. The ...
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