Lindsay Whalen is retiring from the Lynx to concentrate on her new job of coaching the Gophers.
While others, including Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve were emotional, Lindsay Whalen made it clear that she was intent on celebrating her basketball career rather than ruing the fact that her playing days are about to end.
Will there ever be another basketball player, or any athlete, from Minnesota who so ideally combines greatness and so many other attributes?
As news of Lindsay Whalen's retirement spread through her hometown, many stopped to pay tribute to the local girl who became an international sports star and never forgot her roots in a small Minnesota city.
Excitement was in the air about Whalen soon focusing her full attention on being the Gophers women's basketball coach.
What Lindsay Whalen has accomplished with the Gophers, Lynx and as an Olympian is nothing short of amazing.
As Whalen said of Reeve, there are "a lot of similarities in our personalities." They might express those personalities in different ways, but the bonds are clear.
Follow along as we track Whalen's lengthy and impressive playing career:
A real estate agent from north Minneapolis recalled the team when Lindsay Whalen invited some fans to a game while she was playing in Turkey -- and the scene that came next.
Star Tribune reporters and columnists share their favorite moments from Whalen's playing career -- and you can add your favorite memories, too.
Lindsay Whalen announced her WNBA retirement Monday at a news conference. Whalen, a star with the Lynx and Gophers, will soon turn her full attention to coaching the Gophers women's team.
Hear from coaches and players, past and present. And her mom.