Whalen, 36, is set to begin her first season as women’s basketball head coach at the University of Minnesota.
On Sunday, Whalen came off the bench for the first time since her first game in the WNBA, in 2004.
The four-time WNBA champion released a statement on Monday:
“I would like to announce that after 15 seasons in the WNBA I am going to retire after the 2018 season. I would like to thank the WNBA, the Connecticut Sun, and the Minnesota Lynx for believing in me all of these years. I look forward to the next chapter in my basketball career and wish my Lynx coaches and teammates all of the best in the future.”
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— Minnesota Lynx (@minnesotalynx) August 13, 2018