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Lindsay Whalen Joins Timberwolves Broadcast

Four time WNBA Champion and current player for the Minnesota Lynx, Lindsay Whalen, will join Fox Sports North as an analyst for eight Timberwolves games this season.

Whalen will join Jim Petersen and play-by-play announcer Dave Benz as the team’s second analyst starting this Wednesday night for the Timberwolves vs Clippers game. Whalen will also be seen on “Wolves Live,” a pre and post-game show hosted by Tom Hanneman with analysis from Kevin Lynch and Quincy Lewis.

Whalen, a 14 year WNBA veteran who was born and raised in Hutchinson, MN, also attended the University of Minnesota. A well decorated athlete, Whalen was named one of the top 20 most influential players in WNBA history and has two Olympic Gold Medals to go along with her four WNBA Championships.

The other seven games Whalen will work on are:

  • Dec. 6: at Los Angeles Clippers
  • Dec. 12: vs. Philadelphia
  • Jan. 1: vs. Los Angeles
  • Jan. 14: vs. Sacramento
  • Feb. 7: at Cleveland
  • Feb. 23: at Houston
  • March 2: at Utah
  • April 5: at Denver

Female NBA analysts are becoming more prominent as Kara Lawson and Sarah Kustok were named to the Wizards and Nets telecasts at the start of this season. Prior to the season, Doris Burke was also announced as a game analyst for ESPN, filling the void left by Doug Collins. Whalen confirmed she will join the Timberwolves telecast by tweeting, “Can’t wait to join the [Fox Sports North] squad!!”

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click here.

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