MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – As announced last season, the Minnesota Lynx will retire the jersey numbers of Seimone Augustus and Rebekkah Brunson this summer on May 29 and July 3, respectively. Augustus’ number 33 and Brunson’s number 32 will be the second and third numbers officially retired in franchise history, joining Lindsay Whalen’s number 13. Bally Sports North Lynx play-by-play announcer Marney Gellner will serve as emcee of both ceremonies.
Seimone Augustus Jersey Retirement – Sunday, May 29 at 5:25 p.m. CT
Augustus will return to Target Center on Sunday, May 29 when the Lynx host the Los Angeles Sparks. Now an assistant coach with the Sparks, Augustus was selected first overall by the Lynx in the 2006 draft. She is a part of the franchise core that won all four Lynx championships (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017) during the team’s historical run. The pregame ceremony is scheduled to commence at 5:25 p.m. CT. It will feature a tribute video highlighting Augustus’ illustrious career on and off the court, a celebratory on-court program including remarks from Augustus and the banner unveil. Photo opportunity activations in the atrium including a photo standee of Augustus and “Money Mone” Alpha Lights will be on display for fans to take photos. Players and coaching staff will also wear special Augustus warm-ups. A commemorative Augustus poster will be given to each fan in attendance at Sunday’s game. Doors open 90 minutes before tip at 4:30 p.m. CT (tipoff scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CT).
Augustus is the franchise leader in total points (5,881), field goals made (2,401), games played (370) and games started (365).
Rebekkah Brunson Jersey Retirement – Sunday, July 3 at 5:25 p.m. CT
Brunson, a record five-time WNBA champion and current Lynx Assistant Coach will have her jersey immortalized in the Target Center rafters on July 3 when the Lynx take on the Las Vegas Aces. Acquired by Minnesota from Sacramento in the dispersal draft on Dec. 14, 2009, Brunson appeared in 261 Lynx games, totaling 2,463 points, 267 steals, 174 blocked shots and 56 double-doubles. She is the first player in league history to win five WNBA championships, four of those with the Lynx. The pregame ceremony will begin at 5:25 p.m. CT. The on-court program will include a tribute video spotlighting Brunson’s legendary career and extensive community activism working to advance social justice and LGBTQ+ rights. It will conclude with remarks from Brunson. Fan photo activations will be set up on the concourse. Players and coaching staff will celebrate the occasion with a special warm-up t-shirt. All fans in attendance will receive a commemorative Brunson poster. Doors open 90 minutes before tip at 4:30 p.m. CT (tipoff scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CT).
Brunson holds the franchise-high in all three categories for rebounding with offensive (688), defensive (1,470) and total (2,158).
This season, all non-nationally televised Lynx games can be seen on Bally Sports North, carrying 32 regular season games total. Games can also be livestreamed on both the Bally Sports North and Lynx apps. Single game tickets can be purchased at www.lynxbasketball.com/tickets.