Loeffler, who is now in her 10th season of co-owning the Dream with Mary Brock, has not publicly mentioned wanting to sell the team and has spoken about its future multiple times within the past year. Her spokesman confirmed she had no interest in selling the team.
She told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in September: “The focus that we have on diversity and inclusion and the importance of that within the Atlanta community makes the Atlanta Dream such a great community asset. Mary and I view our commitment to Atlanta in that regard, and we hope that others will increasingly see how important it is that we’re only one of 12 cities in the United States that has a WNBA team.”
Englebert said the league’s focus remains on the player-led social justice initiatives during the season, which begins July 25.
“I know some of (the players) have spoken out,” Englebert said. “But they want to focus on getting owners in who are otherwise supporting what they stand for.”