WNBA roundup: Wings CEO resigns; Gamble gets training camp offer


As anticipation builds over who the Dallas Wings will add in Thursday’s draft, another change is taking place in their front office.

On Tuesday, the Wings announced Greg Bibb as president and CEO after Mary O’Connor resigned from the position. Bibb is also the team’s general manager.

In a statement published by the Wings, majority owner Bill Cameron praised Bibb’s comprehension and involvement in front office operations.

“I am fully confident his experience, solid management style and excellent track record in the league makes him the perfect choice to continue the momentum of the Wings, both on and off the court, as we head into our second season in Dallas,” Cameron said.

Bibb was appointed as general manager in 2015. His prior experience includes serving as head of business operations for the Washington Mystics and Washington Wizards.

O’Connor leaves her post after joining the Wings last July.

Also on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Sparks signed Aundrea Gamble to a training camp contract. It’s the first time Gamble has received an offer from a WNBA team.

“Aundrea has great basketball instincts and can play the point guard spot or wing. She has a great combination of skill and athleticism. She has the ability to fight for a spot on our roster,” Los Angeles head coach Brian Agler said in a statement released by the team.

Gamble graduated from Arkansas State in 2016. The 5-foot-9-inch guard was the first player in Sun Belt Conference history to earn Student-Athlete of the Year honors for three consecutive seasons. Gamble scored over 600 points in each of her three seasons at Arkansas State, starting in all but two games.

As a player, one of Gamble’s best assets was her efficiency. In her senior season, she hit 51.5 percent of her shots, 34.6 percent from three-point range and 83.6 percent from the free throw line. This past season, Gamble returned to Arkansas State as an assistant coach.

Even if the 23-year-old doesn’t make the Sparks roster, her talent and experience could generate attention elsewhere.