At WNBA.com, Brian Martin writes about the loss of the Sacramento Monarchs – and oddly enough, the article is linked to the WNBA.com front page:
After winning the 2005 title, the Monarchs were unable to repeat as WNBA champs in 2006 and over the next three years their level of play hit a decline as they were bounced from the playoffs in the first round for two straight years before enduring a difficult final season in 2009 that saw them finish at the bottom of the standings.
And even though the Monarchs will not play another WNBA game, their impact will be felt by Sacramentobasketball fans for years to come. They remain the only team the city has had that could be called a champion.
Thanks for the memories.
Maybe the WNBA is feeling some guilt for letting themselves be caught unawares.