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1998 WNBA season

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Sport  Basketball
Number of games  30
Total attendance  1,630,315
Top draft pick  Margo Dydek
Duration  May – September
Number of teams  10
Start date  1998
Finals champion  Houston Comets
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League  Women's National Basketball Association
Season MVP  Cynthia Cooper-Dyke (Houston Comets)
Similar  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.


Regular season standings

Eastern Conference

Western Conference


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.


1998 WNBA season Wikipedia