Dispersal Draft of Sacramento Players Set

A dispersal draft involving Sacramento Monarchs players will take place Monday, Dec. 14, WNBA President Donna Orender said.
Orender also announced the league will seek to add a team to the Bay Area for the 2011 season.
Tulsa will select seventh, based on the inverse order of 2009 regular season finish.
“A number of potential investors have come forward and expressed interest in relocating the Monarchs to the Bay Area, a market that we continue to see as desirable,” said Orender. “Ultimately, we made the judgment that we would not be able to complete a transaction in time for a successful new-market launch in 2010. We will therefore focus our energy on adding a team in the Bay Area for the 2011 campaign.”
Having concluded its 13th season in 2009 with a third consecutive season of increased attendance and a second straight year of increased viewership on ESPN2, the WNBA will play the 2010 season with 12 teams.
Current Monarchs players, with the exception of unrestricted free agents Kara Lawson, Hamchetou Maiga-Ba and Ticha Penicheiro, are eligible to be selected in the Dispersal Draft. New York will start, followed by Minnesota, Connecticut, Chicago, San Antonio, Washington, Tulsa, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Seattle, Indiana and Phoenix.



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