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Monday, April 15, 2013

In wake of Boston tragedy, WNBA considered postponing draft

WNBA President Laurel Richie said about 75 minutes before the start of the WNBA's college draft that the league considered postponing the event follow the tragic events earlier in the day at the Boston Marathon when there have been two reported deaths and nearly 80 injuries following a pair of explosions near the finish line.

"We had discussions whether or not we should continue," Riche said. "Those are always tough decisions and (the WNBA made) the decision to go ahead with tonight's draft."

Richie began her press conference by expressing her sympathies on the events in Boston.

"I'd like to take a moment to acknowledge the tragedy in Boston and to say to everyone affected, to the city of Boston," Richie said, "I know I speak for the entire WNBA family in saying that our hearts and prayers go out to all who were affected in Boston."



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