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Lynx re-sign MVP Moore to multi-year deal

Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Lynx re-signed reigning WNBA MVP Maya Moore to a multi-year contract, the team announced Thursday.

Moore was drafted No. 1 overall by the Lynx in 2011 and helped the club capture its first WNBA title as a rookie. The Lynx returned to the WNBA Finals the next two years and won their second championship in 2013.

"We are thrilled that Maya will continue her career with the Minnesota Lynx," said team executive vice president Roger Griffith in a statement.

"Maya has proven herself to be one of the best players in the WNBA after earning last season's WNBA MVP honor and helping our franchise win two championships in her young career. Her continued success and leadership will be great for our franchise moving forward."

The former Connecticut standout earned MVP honors last season after averaging a career-high and franchise-record 23.9 points. She also averaged a personal- best 8.1 rebounds in 34 games.

"I'm so excited to continue to compete for championships with the Lynx organization," Moore said in a statement. "It's been a privilege to work with some of the best teammates, coaches, staff, and ownership these past four years and I'm looking forward to many more."