NEW YORK (AP) — More than 60 stakeholders from across the women’s basketball landscape got together Wednesday hours before the WNBA draft to discuss a variety of topics critical to the sport.

Viewership, attendance, the role of coaches, international trends, and player perspective were discussed during the three-hour meeting that included representatives from the WNBA, NCAA, USA Basketball, FIBA, coaches, the players’ association, officials, apparel companies and journalists.

“Many people in the room have logged years supporting and promoting women’s basketball and want to see it remain respected, relevant and in growth mode,” Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman said. “The meeting was a unique opportunity for key stakeholders to exchange thoughts and consider the questions we should be asking as we look to keep the

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