The Rebels’ first-year basketball coach hasn’t won any games yet at the school, but he’s winning over fans of all ages by promoting the team across the Las Vegas Valley.
The only mother on the Las Vegas roster, backup post player Dearica Hamby came up big Sunday in helping the Aces beat the Sparks 83-70 in the season opener for both teams.
Center Liz Cambage is expected to practice with the Aces on Tuesday and the team opens its season Sunday against Los Angeles at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Las Vegas completed a trade for the All-Star center from the Dallas Wings on Thursday that could alter the entire complexion of the WNBA’s elite.
The WNBA last year saw average attendance figures dip below 7,400 per game for the first time in its 22-year history. The Aces ranked ninth by averaging 5,208 and hope to improve on that number in their second season.
One of the most popular and profitable sports betting trends in recent years — wagering on a home team down 2-0 in a series in the first half of Game 3 — will come into play Saturday when Golden State plays at Houston.