Posts by Howard Megdal

Howard is the founder of The Next and editor-in-chief.

New Phoenix Mercury head coach Vanessa Nygaard holds up a Mercury jersey with general manager Jim Pitman at her introductory press conference on Monday. (Photo credit: Alex Simon)

Vanessa Nygaard, Skylar Diggins-Smith and the command structure of the Phoenix Mercury — More Mercury discussion — Must-click women’s basketball links

July 6, 2022

The IX: Basketball Wednesday with Howard Megdal, July 6, 2022

Tina Charles. (Screenshot from Zoom presser)

Tina Charles tries to avoid a Patrick Ewing ending — Hear from Tina — Must-click women’s basketball links

June 29, 2022

The IX: Basketball Wednesday with Howard Megdal, June 29, 2022

2022 WNBA All Star logo. (via WNBA Media Central)

One voter’s WNBA All Star ballot — Sue Bird talks New York farewell — Must-click women’s basketball links

June 22, 2022

The IX: Basketball Wednesday with Howard Megdal, June 22, 2022

Don Garber. (photo via Felipe Cardenas' Twitter)

Why Major League Soccer’s TV deal matters for the WNBA — Washington Mystics talk big win — Must-click women’s basketball links

June 15, 2022

The IX: Basketball Wednesday with Howard Megdal, June 15, 2022

Derek Fisher. (WNBA Media Central)

Examining the end of Derek Fisher’s Sparks tenure — Sabrina Ionescu, Rebecca Allen talk big night in New York — Must-click women’s basketball links

June 8, 2022

The IX: Basketball Wednesday with Howard Megdal, June 8, 2022

Marianne Stanley. (Screenshot from presser)

Attention must be paid — Marianne Stanley’s last Fever presser — Must-click women’s basketball links

June 1, 2022

The IX: Basketball Wednesday with Howard Megdal, June 1, 2022

The craven ghouls who helped us arrive here.

Tuesday night in the WNBA and America — Cheryl Reeve on the Lynx win — Must-click women’s basketball links

May 25, 2022

The IX: Basketball Wednesday with Howard Megdal, May 25, 2022

Stefanie Dolson passes to Lorela Cubaj during New York Liberty pregame warmups at Barclays Center, May 17, 2022. (Howard Megdal photo)

How need turned Alyssa Thomas into a WNBA trendsetter — Vickie Johnson talks Dallas travails — Must-click women’s basketball links

May 18, 2022

The IX: Basketball Wednesday with Howard Megdal, May 18, 2022

Sue Bird. (Screenshot via WNBA Media Central Zoom)

An Alicia Berber update — Sue Bird on WNBA expansion — Must-click women’s basketball links

May 11, 2022

The IX: Basketball Wednesday with Howard Megdal, May 11, 2022

Left to Right Desiree Jackson (assistant) Marie Diop Elizabeth Lau Maxine Najera Mya Clark Shanon Jordan Neveah Manning Alicia Berber Ashley Smith Ayanna Bourgeois Alyssa Serna Regenus Gates Micheal Barnes (assistant coach/former head coach and RCC alumnus of the yr 2022)

‘Ostracized, ignored, belittled, and isolated’: Alicia Berber’s fight for equality — Rebecca Lobo, LaChina Robinson talk WNBA season — Must-click women’s basketball links

May 4, 2022

The IX: Basketball Wednesday with Howard Megdal, May 4, 2022