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Career retrospectives on Rick Welts fail to mention his role in launching the WNBA

Career retrospectives on Rick Welts fail to mention his role in launching the WNBA

After long-time NBA executive Rick Welts announced his decision last week to step down as president and chief operating officer of the Golden State Warriors, the career retrospectives poured in. It's too bad, however, that the normalized erasure of the WNBA runs so deep that the league, now in its 25th season -- and Welts' award-winning contributions to it -- were erased from the myriad articles detailing his career....

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​Tamryn Spruill is an author and freelance journalist covering women’s basketball, with issues of gender, race and sexuality central to her reporting. She has followed the WNBA since its 1996 inception, and she is writing a book about its exciting history through the lens of the passionate, persevering and powerful (80% Black, many LGBTQ+-identifying) women who make the league up (ABRAMS 2022). She is represented by JL Stermer at New Leaf Literary & Media.

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She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and Journalism (University of South Carolina) and a Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Goddard College).

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