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Lynx coach/GM Cheryl Reeve reaches 3-year deal through 2022 season

Minnesota Lynx coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve has reached a three-year deal with the team through the 2022 season.

"I think, for me, this is the franchise that I've kind of put my life into," Reeve told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "This is the franchise that we built, from 2010 until now."

Last month, Reeve, who has been with the Lynx since 2010, was named WNBA Executive of the Year. She also has won Coach of the Year twice and has a 231-109 record -- with four titles -- in her 10 seasons.

Four key players from Minnesota's four championship teams didn't play at all or were limited this season. That included Maya Moore, the 2014 MVP who is taking a sabbatical from basketball this year and working on criminal reform.

Yet the Lynx were still 18-16 and made the playoffs, where they lost to Seattle. The Lynx drafted UConn's Napheesa Collier with the sixth pick, and she won Rookie of the Year honors. Reeve also traded for Odyssey Sims, who became the Lynx's leading scorer.

"There have been changes each year, but none bigger than going into the 2019 season," Reeve told the Star Tribune. "It's all about professionally feeling challenged. What keeps my interest is to have a player like Napheesa we can build around and a player in Sylvia Fowles who is a great player and a wonderful person. I want to keep this going for the fans."

Reeve took over as Minnesota's general manager in December 2017.

Terms of the new deal are not known.