"We were the first non-NBA-owned team and we were the first to make money," said Etess, who is the team's president and CEO, in a phone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday. "We knew it would be successful. We didn't go into it with any questions in our mind."
"There have been a lot of things that happened on her watch and she did a great job guiding the league through them," Connecticut Sun President and CEO Mitchell Etess said. "Based on the position of the league now, it's a much more desirable job than it has been previously. The league's in a great place, better off than it was five years ago."