Alana Beard, a four-time WNBA All-Star, is set to lead a group of investors trying to bring a WNBA expansion team to Oakland.

She is partnering with the African American Sports and Entertainment Group, who issued the news on Wednesday.

“I’m grateful for this opportunity and excited to help bring a WNBA team to Oakland,” Beard said in a release. “The AASEG has done an incredible job of getting us to this point and has garnered tremendous support from influencers in the local community. I am hopeful our vision, passion and collective efforts will lead to the return of professional basketball to Oakland.” Read More