Lindsay Whalen is retiring from the Lynx to concentrate on her new job of coaching the Gophers.

Souhan: We may never see the likes of Lindsay Whalen again

Lynx players and coaches gathered with Lindsay Whalen Monday at her retirement press conference.

Will there ever be another basketball player, or any athlete, from Minnesota who so ideally combines greatness and so many other attributes?

From pawn shop mural to schools, Hutchinson cheers 'hometown sweetheart'

Lindsay Whalen is part of a mural painted on the side of Security Coin & Pawn Shop in downtown Hutchinson, where she grew up.

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.

Expectations, emotions are high as Whalen transitions to Gophers

Lindsay Whalen was introduced as Gophers women's basketball coach by athletic director Mark Coyle on April 13.

Excitement was in the air about Whalen soon focusing her full attention on being the Gophers women's basketball coach.

RandBall: Lindsay Whalen is on my local sports 'Mount Rushmore'

Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen (13) puta her championship hat on the WNBA Championship trophy after an 85-76 win against the Los Angeles Sparks i

What Lindsay Whalen has accomplished with the Gophers, Lynx and as an Olympian is nothing short of amazing.

Reeve gives in to emotion at Whalen announcement

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.

From Hutchinson High to the world stage: Lindsay Whalen's career timeline

Follow along as we track Whalen's lengthy and impressive playing career:

Whalen comes through for her fans: A social media short story

Whalen comes through for her fans: A social media short story

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.

Our favorite Lindsay Whalen moments

Star Tribune reporters and columnists share their favorite moments from Whalen's playing career -- and you can add your favorite memories, too.

Lindsay Whalen: 'It's been a wild ride'

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.

What others are saying about Lindsay Whalen

Hear from coaches and players, past and present. And her mom.