| May – September|
| Women's National Basketball Association|
Cynthia Cooper-Dyke (Houston Comets)
2011 WNBA season, 2015 WNBA season, 2016 WNBA season, 1997–98 NBA season
The 1998 WNBA season was the Women's National Basketball Association's second season. The 1998 season saw two expansion teams join the league, the Detroit Shock and Washington Mystics. The expansion teams allowed the defending champions Houston Comets to move to the Western Conference. The regular season was extended from 28 games to 30 games. The season ended with the Comets winning their second WNBA championship.
1998 WNBA season Wikipedia
There were 10 teams in the league. For the playoffs, the four teams with the best record in the league were seeded one to four. Houston was switched to the Western Conference in 1997 so two Western Conference teams matched up in the WNBA Finals. Each round of the playoffs were played a best-of-three series.