Former WNBA player Lisa Leslie has moved from the court to the boardroom. The retired L.A. Spark is now co-owner of the franchise.
The official announcement was made at a game Saturday night at the Staples Center.
“With my investment in the Sparks, my basketball career has truly come full circle,” said Leslie, who spent 15 years playing on the team. “After spending over a decade playing with the Sparks and then the last two seasons as both a fan and team broadcaster, I couldn’t be happier to rejoin the organization formally as a business partner and team ambassador,” she continued. “I look forward to being as asset to the Sparks in the areas of marketing and community outreach.”