It is early in the week, but it appears WNBA retirement news is a hot topic among our ballers.
On Monday, Crystal Langhorne announced she was retiring from the W after a career that included being playing a role in the Seattle Storm winning championships in 2018 and 2020. She joined the Storm’s front office to be part of its social justice initiatives.
Renee Montgomery also put a greater emphasis on social justice initiatives last year – which is why she did not travel to the bubble to part of the Atlanta Dream’s 2020 season. On her “Remotely Renee” podcast, she too announced she is putting away her WNBA jersey.
On 6/18/20 I wrote a tweet opting out of the 2020 WNBA season & I talked about how Moments Equal Momentum. Today, on @remotelyrenee I announce my retirement f/ the WNBA, the game I love. One moment last year turned into a movement & the marathon will continue…
Dear Basketball, pic.twitter.com/EF3m4WKnjb
— Renee Montgomery (@ReneeMontgomery) February 9, 2021
Montgomery’s 11-year stint in the WNBA includes being part of two championship-winning Minnesota Lynx squads. Her career also includes stops with the Connecticut Sun and Seattle Storm.
Needless to say, she will be a very busy woman as she puts away “her Kobes.” She is a minority owner in the fan-controlled football league with Marshawn Lynch and she does television work for the Atlanta Hawks. Her ATL location also has her right by TNT/NBA TV headquarters, where she has also done work.
From her media work to what she has done in advancing the social justice conversation, Montgomery has a bright post-WNBA future and one only wonders what she has in store. Congratulations on the career and everyone is anticipating what she has planned in her next act!