Phoenix Mercury Archives

Mercury stars Taurasi and Griner relish shared Olympic experience

by in AZ Business Magazine | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO — In talking about her dominant performance in Team USA’s victory over Serbia earlier this week, guard Diana Taurasi saw an opportunity to make a joke at her teammate Brittney Griner’s expense. “I’ve just been the beneficiary of (Griner) not being able to score in the post,” Taurasi said with a sly… Read More →

Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner ready for Olympics

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First-time Olympian Brittney Griner understands what it means to serve and represent her country. “I’m super excited. I wanted to enlist when I was younger. My dad enlisted in the military,” Griner said. “I have a lot of military and law enforcement in my family. To be able to play for my country means everything… Read More →

How much freedom of speech is allowed in the workplace?


The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) recently fined basketball teams Indiana Fever, New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and their players after the women wore all-black warmup gear to support the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Due to public outcry against the decision, the WNBA later removed the fine. However, the issue sparked a debate across the… Read More →

AWEE CEO Marie Sullivan earns distinction

Marie Sullivan leads Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE), which offers a diverse range of training and support services throughout Maricopa and Yavapai counties.

Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) President and CEO Marie Sullivan was among the inaugural recipients of recognition by the Phoenix Mercury and BBVA Compass on Bright Futures Woman of Inspiration Night – Everyday Women. Sullivan, who was recognized at halftime of the Phoenix Mercury-Chicago Sky game at Talking Stick Resort Arena, has been at the… Read More →

WNBA turns 20, players keep eye on league growth

The Phoenix Mercury selected guard Diana Taurasi with the first overall pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft. (Photo courtesy Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

Twenty seasons. Many doubted the WNBA would be around that long when the women’s professional basketball league began play in 1997. “In the beginning, a lot of people didn’t take women’s basketball seriously,” Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner said. “They thought it was a joke.” But the league’s early stars gave it credibility, and this year, the… Read More →

Jersey ads lead to controversy in NBA, as WNBA profits


The four major professional sports leagues have shied away from placing sponsored advertisers on players’ jerseys but the Women’s National Basketball Association has capitalized on the practice since 2011. And the NBA will soon follow the WNBA’s example. The revenue-generating move helps a league struggling to grow a fan base: game attendance is half that… Read More →

Stanton wants new arena for Suns and Coyotes

VCU, Butler, UConn and Kentucky will play in Houston this weekend for the NCAA basketball Final Four. Winners continue to the National Championship game

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced plans to pursue a path to find a new home for the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and the Phoenix Coyotes while abstaining from raising taxes for a new sports arena at his State of the City address, Tuesday. The Suns ownership recently informed the Mayor that they will be searching… Read More →

Talking Stick Resort hosts Suns trivia fan fest

Gerald Green, P.J. Tucker
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play | Stay

Basketball fans are invited to celebrate the hometown team while testing their knowledge of sports trivia at Talking Stick Resort’s Suns Trivia Fan Fest. The event takes place on Wednesday, November 11 inside the Showroom. This event is 21+. The night tips off at 6 p.m. with a chance to meet Phoenix Suns center Tyson… Read More →

Arizona Central CU teams up with Suns, Mercury

Shannon Brown

Arizona Central Credit Union has announced the signing of a multi-year marketing partnership agreement with the Phoenix Suns and Mercury basketball teams.  The NBA and WNBA teams play home games at the US Airways Center in Phoenix.  Also headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona Central Credit Union serves more than 55,000 members across Arizona with locations in… Read More →

US Airways Center will now be Talking Stick Resort Arena

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The Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community announced today that US Airways Center — the home of the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Arizona Rattlers, as well as the Valley’s premier concert venue – is poised to take on a new name, Talking Stick Resort Arena, under an agreement reached between… Read More →

Mercury winning on court, in boardroom


The Mercury, behind the record-setting defense of Brittney Griner and offense of Diana Taurasi and Candace DuPree, soared past the Chicago Sky 83-62 on Sunday in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. The Mercury will try to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series when they host Chicago Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at… Read More →

US Airways Center will be getting a name change


It looks like the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury won’t be playing in US Airways Center next season. The Arizona Republic reports that American Airlines, which merged with US Airways, will not renew the naming rights with the expectation that the US Airways named will be phased out. US Airways’ 10-year contract, which began in… Read More →

AZ Big Media honors Most Influential Women


They are the best business minds in Arizona. They are innovators, trailblazers and leaders of men. They are Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2014, as selected by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts. The Most Influential Women were honored Thursday at a reception… Read More →

Ann Meyers-Drysdale – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Ann Meyers-Drysdale – Vice President, Phoenix Mercury A pioneer in women’s athletics, Meyers-Drysdale was one of the first women to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Greatest accomplishment: “Being a part of the Phoenix Mercury and their two WNBA Championships; and my tryout with the Indiana Pacers.” Surprising fact: “I was… Read More →