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MGM Resorts International acquires WNBA's San Antonio Stars to Las Vegas

Home games for the Stars will be held at one of the city's premier entertainment venues, Mandalay Bay Events Center, next season.
The Women's National Basketball Association reportedly declared Tuesday that MGM Resorts International has acquired the San Antonio Stars and will relocate the franchise to Las Vegas, a nationally renowned major resort city recognized mainly for its entertainment and gambling. The Stars will begin to play home games at Mandalay Bay Events Center in the 2018 WNBA season. "We are thrilled to bring the first major professional basketball team to Las Vegas," WNBA President Lisa Borders said in a statement. "This city and MGM Resorts are synonymous with world-class entertainment. With its culture of diversity and inclusion, MGM Resorts is an ideal fit for the WNBA." Bill Laimbeer, a former head coach and general manager of the New York Liberty, will take over as the president of basketball operations and coach of the Stars. Throughout his coaching career with the Detroit Shocks and Liberty, Laimbeer earned two WNBA Coach of the Year awards and won three WNBA championships. MGM, a global...