A history of WNBA expansion as league set to announce Bay Area team

The WNBA finally, officially will add another team — its first new franchise since 2008 after years of speculation.
The league plans to announce Thursday that the Golden State Warriors will operate the team, according to multiple sources briefed on the matter. It will play games in San Francisco at Chase Center and be headquartered in Oakland, The Athletic previously reported.
The league’s history of expansion and contraction is fairly circuitous, but the Bay Area has long been seen as a natural location to add a team thanks to its rich collegiate women’s basketball history. The…

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