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The Tulsa Shock
Tulsa Shock
were a professional basketball team based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, playing in the Western Conference in the Women's National Basketball
Basketball
Association (WNBA). The team was founded in Detroit, Michigan
Michigan
before the 1998 WNBA season began; the team moved to Tulsa before the 2010 season. The team was owned by Tulsa Pro Hoops LLC, which is led by Bill Cameron and David Box. On July 20, 2015, Cameron announced that the franchise would move to Arlington, Texas[1] for the 2016 WNBA
WNBA
season. The Shock qualified for the WNBA Playoffs
WNBA Playoffs
in their final year in Tulsa in 2015. The franchise has been home to many high-quality players such as athletic shooting guard Deanna Nolan, women's professional basketball all-time leading scorer Katie Smith, former NBA great Karl Malone's daughter Cheryl Ford, and young Australian center Liz Cambage. In 2003, 2006, 2007, and 2008 (as Detroit
Detroit
in the Eastern Conference), the Shock went to the WNBA
WNBA
Finals; they won in 2003, 2006 and 2008, beating Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Antonio, respectively. They lost in 2007 to Phoenix.

Contents

1 Franchise history

1.1 The Detroit Shock
Detroit Shock
(1998–2009)

1.1.1 The early years (1998–2002) 1.1.2 The Bill Laimbeer
Bill Laimbeer
era (2003–2008) 1.1.3 The final Detroit Shock
Detroit Shock
season (2009)

1.2 The Tulsa Shock
Tulsa Shock
(2010–2015)

1.2.1 Relocation (2010) 1.2.2 Tough times (2010–2014) 1.2.3 Success, final season in Tulsa (2015)

1.3 Uniforms

2 Season-by-season records 3 Players

3.1 Final roster 3.2 Former players

4 Coaches and staff

4.1 Owners 4.2 Head coaches 4.3 General managers 4.4 Assistant coaches 4.5 Hall of Famers

5 Statistics 6 Media coverage 7 All-time notes

7.1 Regular season attendance 7.2 Draft picks 7.3 Trades 7.4 All-Stars 7.5 Olympians 7.6 Honors and awards

8 References 9 External links

Franchise history[edit] The Detroit Shock
Detroit Shock
(1998–2009)[edit] Main article: Detroit
Detroit
Shock The early years (1998–2002)[edit] The Shock were one of the first WNBA
WNBA
expansion teams and began play in 1998. The Shock quickly brought in a blend of rookies and veterans. The team only qualified for the postseason once in its first five years of existence. The Shock went through two coaches (hall of famer Nancy Lieberman
Nancy Lieberman
and Greg Williams) before hiring former Detroit Pistons legend Bill Laimbeer. There were rumors the Shock would fold after the team's awful 2002 season. Laimbeer convinced the owners to keep the team for another year, certain that he could turn things around. The Bill Laimbeer
Bill Laimbeer
era (2003–2008)[edit]

Bill Laimbeer

After massive changes to the roster, Laimbeer predicted before the 2003 season that the Shock would be league champions, and his prediction would unbelievably come true. The Shock finished with a 25–9 record and winning the number one seed by seven games. In the playoffs, the Shock defeated the Cleveland Rockers
Cleveland Rockers
and the Connecticut Sun to reach the WNBA
WNBA
Finals. Despite the achievements, the Shock were viewed as huge underdogs to the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Sparks. The Shock emerged victorious in the series, winning a thrilling game three (in 2003, the Finals were a best-of-three series), which drew the largest crowd in WNBA
WNBA
history (22,076). Detroit
Detroit
became the first team in league history to go from last place one season to WNBA
WNBA
champions the very next season. After coming up short in 2004 and 2005, the 2006 Shock finished 23–11 record and finished number two in the Eastern Conference. The Shock defeated the Indiana Fever
Indiana Fever
and the Connecticut Sun
Connecticut Sun
to advance to the Finals again, where they faced the defending champion Sacramento Monarchs. The Shock won the series 3–2, and claimed their second WNBA
WNBA
title. In 2007, the Shock again advanced to the Finals but were defeated by the Phoenix Mercury
Phoenix Mercury
in five games. The 2008 Shock posted a 22–12 regular season record, the best record in the East yet again. In the Finals, the Shock faced the San Antonio Silver Stars, who had not lost to an Eastern Conference team all season. Surprisingly, Detroit
Detroit
swept San Antonio, capturing their third championship in franchise history. The final Detroit Shock
Detroit Shock
season (2009)[edit] The Shock were named favorites for 2009, but they had a rough road getting there. Bill Laimbeer
Bill Laimbeer
resigned as head coach early in the season, and they even found themselves in the bottom of the standings. However, interim coach Rick Mahorn
Rick Mahorn
and the Shock bounced back in the second half of 2009 and eventually placed themselves in the playoffs for the seventh straight year at 18–16. The Shock lost in the second round to the Indiana Fever, failing to reach the Finals for the first time since 2005. The Tulsa Shock
Tulsa Shock
(2010–2015)[edit] Relocation (2010)[edit]

Tulsa had been mentioned as a possible future city for WNBA
WNBA
expansion, but efforts did not come together until the middle of 2009. An organizing committee with Tulsa businesspeople and politicians began the effort to attract an expansion team. The group was originally given a September 1 deadline. WNBA
WNBA
President Donna Orender
Donna Orender
extended that deadline to sometime in October. The investment group hired former University of Arkansas head coach Nolan Richardson
Nolan Richardson
as the potential franchise general manager and head coach. Richardson was a local favorite; before his successful 18-year stint at Arkansas, he had spent five years as head coach at the University of Tulsa, leading them to the NIT title in his first year. This move was viewed as strange by some, considering that Tulsa had not even secured a franchise before hiring a coach. The investors claimed it was to show the league they were serious about wanting a team. On October 15, 2009, the group made its official request to join the league. On October 20, 2009, WNBA
WNBA
President Donna Orender, lead investors Bill Cameron and David Box, Tulsa mayor Kathy Taylor, Oklahoma
Oklahoma
governor Brad Henry, and head coach Nolan Richardson
Nolan Richardson
were present for a press conference announcing that the Detroit Shock
Detroit Shock
would relocate to Tulsa. On January 23, 2010, the franchise announced that the team will remain as the Shock. The colors are now black, red, and gold.[2] Tough times (2010–2014)[edit] The Shock team that moved to Tulsa was much different than what investors thought they were purchasing. Detroit's four best players did not make the move to Tulsa. Cheryl Ford decided to sit out due to lingering injuries and eventually left the WNBA
WNBA
to play overseas. Taj McWilliams-Franklin signed a free agent contract with New York. Deanna Nolan, like Ford, left the WNBA
WNBA
to play in Russia. Katie Smith, who was believed to be contracted with the Shock (which only turned out to be a verbal agreement), signed with Washington. Along with all the absences, new head coach and general manager Nolan Richardson
Nolan Richardson
had his own ideas about what he wanted the roster to look like and by the middle of the 2010 season, there were no Detroit
Detroit
players left on the team. Richardson's first draft pick, Amanda Thompson, was a bust; she only played seven games (no starts) and was waived only a month into the season. Another key signing, fallen Olympic track star Marion Jones, turned out to be less than hoped for as well; she hadn't played a meaningful basketball game since her days at North Carolina 13 years earlier. A lack of continuity plagued the team; at times it seemed Richardson made roster moves on a game-to-game basis. The players also found it difficult to adjust to Richardson's frenetic "40 minutes of hell" style.[3] The Shock finished with an awful 6–28 record, dead last in the league. They missed the playoffs for the first time since 2002 in Detroit. Losing valuable players and getting off to a bad start meant the Shock qualified for the draft lottery, and they were awarded the number two pick in the 2011 Draft. The Shock selected 19-year-old Australian center Liz Cambage
Liz Cambage
with hopes to build a successful team around her. The team also signed veteran and one of the original WNBA
WNBA
players, Sheryl Swoopes. The roster changes were not enough, however, and after the team started the season with a dreadful 1-10 record, head coach Richardson stepped down. Assistant coach Teresa Edwards took his place on an interim basis. Jones was waived a few days later. Things did not improve for the Shock, who entered the All-Star break with a 1–14 record. Later in the season, the Shock set a new mark for futility when they embarked on a 20-game losing streak, the longest losing streak in the history of the WNBA. In 2012, the misery continued as the team began the season 1–11, going on to finish 9–25.[4] The team would finish with slightly better records of 11-23 in 2013 and 12-22 in 2014. Success, final season in Tulsa (2015)[edit] The 2015 Shock started off well, with the team starting 10–7, including a 6–1 record at the BOK Center. However, in June, point guard Skylar Diggins
Skylar Diggins
suffered a knee injury and missed the rest of the season. On July 20, 2015, majority owner Bill Cameron shocked not just fans in Tulsa, but the WNBA
WNBA
itself as he announced he will move the team to Dallas. The following day, minority owner Stuart Price filed suit against Cameron in a failed attempt to keep the team in Tulsa.[5] On July 23, 2015, WNBA
WNBA
League owners unanimously approved Tulsa Shock's relocation to Dallas-Fort Worth. The last regular season home game for the Shock in Tulsa was September 13 against Phoenix. While the Shock did make the playoffs, they were still young and were swept in 2 straight by the same Phoenix squad. The new home arena for the Shock in DFW is the College Park Center
College Park Center
at UT Arlington, also home to the UT Arlington Mavericks.[6] On November 2, 2015 the team name was officially changed to the Dallas Wings. The name stems from the famous Mobil Oil Co. "Flying Horse" atop of a historic downtown Dallas building. Also it is a similar mascot to its local NBA team the Dallas Mavericks. Uniforms[edit]

Detroit: White with the team's logo of the stylized Detroit
Detroit
Shock name, in black and blue, over a WNBA
WNBA
basketball at home. Blue with the word "Detroit" across the front for the road jersey. Tulsa: Gold with team logo of stylized Tulsa Shock, in black and gold at home. Black with the word "Tulsa", in gold, diagonally in the front for the road jersey.

In 2013, The Tulsa Shock
Tulsa Shock
and Osage Casino entered into a multi-year marquee partnership.]][citation needed] The Osage Casino logo appeared on the Shock home and away jerseys.[7] Season-by-season records[edit]

Season Team Conference Regular season Playoff Results Head coach

W L PCT

Detroit
Detroit
Shock

1998 1998 East 4th 17 13 .567 Did not qualify Nancy Lieberman

1999 1999 East 2nd 15 17 .469 Lost Conference Semifinals (Charlotte, 0–1) Nancy Lieberman

2000 2000 East 5th 14 18 .438 Did not qualify Nancy Lieberman

2001 2001 East 7th 10 22 .313 Did not qualify Greg Williams

2002 2002 East 8th 9 23 .281 Did not qualify G. Williams (0–10) B. Laimbeer (9–13)

2003 2003 East 1st 25 9 .735 Won Conference Semifinals (Cleveland, 2–1) Won Conference Finals (Connecticut, 2–0) Won WNBA Finals
WNBA Finals
(Los Angeles, 2–1) Bill Laimbeer

2004 2004 East 3rd 17 17 .500 Lost Conference Semifinals (New York, 1–2) Bill Laimbeer

2005 2005 East 4th 16 18 .471 Lost Conference Semifinals (Connecticut, 0–2) Bill Laimbeer

2006 2006 East 2nd 23 11 .676 Won Conference Semifinals (Indiana, 2–0) Won Conference Finals (Connecticut, 2–1) Won WNBA Finals
WNBA Finals
(Sacramento, 3–2) Bill Laimbeer

2007 2007 East 1st 24 10 .706 Won Conference Semifinals (New York, 2–1) Won Conference Finals (Indiana, 2–1) Lost WNBA Finals
WNBA Finals
(Phoenix, 2–3) Bill Laimbeer

2008 2008 East 1st 22 12 .647 Won Conference Semifinals (Indiana, 2–1) Won Conference Finals (New York, 2–1) Won WNBA Finals
WNBA Finals
(San Antonio, 3–0) Bill Laimbeer

2009 2009 East 3rd 18 16 .529 Won Conference Semifinals (Atlanta, 2–0) Lost Conference Finals (Indiana, 1–2) B. Laimbeer (1–3) R. Mahorn (17–13)

Tulsa Shock

2010 2010 West 6th 6 28 .176 Did not qualify Nolan Richardson

2011 2011 West 6th 3 31 .088 Did not qualify N. Richardson (1–10) T. Edwards (2–21)

2012 2012 West 5th 9 25 .265 Did not qualify Gary Kloppenburg

2013 2013 West 6th 11 23 .324 Did not qualify Gary Kloppenburg

2014 2014 West 5th 12 22 .353 Did not qualify Fred Williams

2015 2015 West 3rd 18 16 .529 Lost Conference Semifinals (Phoenix, 0–2) Fred Williams

Regular season 269 331 .448 4 Conference Championships

Playoffs 30 21 .588 3 WNBA
WNBA
Championships

Players[edit] Final roster[edit]

Tulsa Shock
Tulsa Shock
roster

Players Coaches

Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight DOB From

4.0 !F 24 USA ! Baugh, Vicki

76 !6' 4" (1.93m)

190 lb (86kg)

05-21-1989

Tennessee 1 !1

2.5 !G/F 13 USA ! Christmas, Karima

72 !6' 0" (1.83m)

180 lb (82kg)

09-11-1989

Duke 2.5 !4

1.5 !G 4 USA ! Diggins, Skylar 

69 !5' 9" (1.75m)

145 lb (66kg)

08-02-1990

Notre Dame 1.5 !2

4.0 !F 35 USA ! Hooper, Jordan

74 !6' 2" (1.88m)

185 lb (84kg)

02-20-1992

Nebraska 1 !1

1.5 !G 12 USA ! Hrynko, Brittany

68 !5' 8" (1.73m)

152 lb (69kg)

04-24-1993

DePaul 0.5 !R

4.0 !F 33 USA ! Jackson-Jones, Tiffany

75 !6' 3" (1.91m)

185 lb (84kg)

04-26-1985

Texas 4 !7

4.0 !F 25 USA ! Johnson, Glory

75 !6' 3" (1.91m)

170 lb (77kg)

07-27-1990

Tennessee 2 !3

1.5 !G 1 USA ! Kiesel, Brianna

67 !5' 7" (1.7m)

125 lb (57kg)

07-08-1993

Pittsburgh 0.5 !R

6.0 !C 3 USA ! Paris, Courtney

76 !6' 4" (1.93m)

250 lb (113kg)

09-21-1987

Oklahoma 3 !5

5.5 !F/C 22 USA ! Pierson, Plenette

74 !6' 2" (1.88m)

178 lb (81kg)

08-31-1981

Texas Tech 6.5 !12

4.0 !F 55 USA ! Plaisance, Theresa

77 !6' 5" (1.96m)

200 lb (91kg)

05-18-1992

LSU 1 !1

1.5 !G 0 USA ! Sims, Odyssey

68 !5' 8" (1.73m)

160 lb (73kg)

07-13-1992

Baylor 1 !1

1.5 !G 2 USA ! Williams, Riquna

67 !5' 7" (1.7m)

165 lb (75kg)

05-28-1990

Miami (FL) 2 !3

6.0 !C 32 SWE ! Zahui B., Amanda

77 !6' 5" (1.96m)

250 lb (113kg)

09-08-1993

Minnesota 0.5 !R

Head coach Fred Williams (Boise State) Assistant coaches Bridget Pettis (Florida) Ed Baldwin (North Carolina Central)

Athletic trainer Allison Russell (Tulsa)

Legend

(C) Team captain (FA) Free agent (IN) Inactive (S) Suspended Injured

Former players[edit]

Jennifer Azzi
Jennifer Azzi
(1999) Carla Boyd (1998–1999, 2001) Kara Braxton
Kara Braxton
(2005–2010) Sandy Brondello
Sandy Brondello
(1998–1999), now the head coach of the Phoenix Mercury Dominique Canty
Dominique Canty
(1999–2002) Swin Cash
Swin Cash
(2002–2007), now a member of the New York Liberty Barbara Farris (2000–2005, 2009)

The BOK Center, home of the Shock

Cheryl Ford (2003–2008) Alexis Hornbuckle (2008–2010) Tasha Humphrey (2008) Shannon Johnson (2007) Temeka Johnson
Temeka Johnson
(2012), now a member of the Los Angeles Sparks Marion Jones
Marion Jones
(2010–2011) Ivory Latta
Ivory Latta
(2007, 2010-2012), now a member of the Washington Mystics Taj McWilliams-Franklin
Taj McWilliams-Franklin
(2008–2009) Astou Ndiaye-Diatta (1999–2003) Deanna Nolan
Deanna Nolan
(2001–2009) Wendy Palmer
Wendy Palmer
(1999–2002) Kayla Pedersen
Kayla Pedersen
(2011-2013), now a member of the Connecticut Sun Elaine Powell (2002–2008) Nicole Powell (2013) Ruth Riley
Ruth Riley
(2003–2006) Katie Smith
Katie Smith
(2005–2009), now an assistant coach of the New York Liberty Sheryl Swoopes
Sheryl Swoopes
(2011), now the head coach of the Loyola University Chicago women's basketball team Shavonte Zellous
Shavonte Zellous
(2009–2010), now a member of the Indiana Fever

Coaches and staff[edit] Owners[edit]

William Davidson, owner of the Detroit
Detroit
Pistons (1998–2009) Tulsa Pro Hoops LLC, composed of Bill Cameron and David Box (majority owners), and Chris Christian, Pat Chernicky, Sam and Rita Combs, Pat and Don Hardin, Paula Marshall, Stuart and Linda Price, and Katie and Scott Schofield (2010–present)

Head coaches[edit]

Tulsa Shock
Tulsa Shock
head coaches

Name Start End Seasons Regular season Playoffs

W L PCT G W L PCT G

Nancy Lieberman January 12, 1998 August 28, 2000 3 46 48 .489 94 0 1 .000 1

Greg Williams September 20, 2000 June 19, 2002 2 10 32 .238 42 0 0 .000 0

Bill Laimbeer June 19, 2002 July 15, 2009 8 137 93 .596 230 27 16 .628 43

Rick Mahorn July 15, 2009 end of 2009 1 17 13 .567 30 3 2 .600 5

Nolan Richardson September 29, 2009 July 8, 2011 2 7 38 .156 45 0 0 .000 0

Teresa Edwards July 8, 2011 January 3, 2012 1 2 21 .087 23 0 0 .000 0

Gary Kloppenburg January 3, 2012 October 15, 2013 2 20 48 .313 68 0 0 .000 0

Fred Williams January 23, 2014 Current 2 30 38 .441 68 0 2 .000 2

General managers[edit]

Nancy Lieberman
Nancy Lieberman
(1998–2000) Greg Williams (2000–2002) Bill Laimbeer
Bill Laimbeer
(2002–2009) Cheryl Reeve
Cheryl Reeve
(2009) Nolan Richardson
Nolan Richardson
(2010–2011) Teresa Edwards (2011) Steve Swetoha & Gary Kloppenburg (2012–2013) Steve Swetoha (2013–2016)

Assistant coaches[edit]

Steve Smith (1998–2001) Greg Williams (1998–2000) Tom Cross (2001–2002) Frank Schneider (2002) Laurie Byrd (2003–2005) Pam McGee (2003) Korie Hlede (2004) Rick Mahorn
Rick Mahorn
(2005–2009) Cheryl Reeve
Cheryl Reeve
(2006–2009) Tammy Bagby (2010) Wayne Stehlik (2010–2011) Teresa Edwards (2011) Tracy Murray (2011) Kathy McConnell-Miller (2011–2012) Jason Glover (2012–2013) Stacey Lovelace-Tolbert (2013) Bridget Pettis (2014–present) Ed Baldwin (2014–present)

Hall of Famers[edit]

Nancy Lieberman, enshrined 1996 Lynette Woodard, enshrined 2004

Statistics[edit]

Tulsa Shock
Tulsa Shock
statistics

1990s

Season Individual Team vs Opponents

PPG RPG APG PPG RPG FG%

1998 S. Brondello (14.2) C. Brown (10.0) S. Brondello (3.3) 69.6 vs 69.3 35.9 vs 31.6 .411 vs .411

1999 S. Brondello (13.3) V. Whiting-Raymond (6.7) J. Azzi (3.8) 70.0 vs 72.0 31.1 vs 32.2 .401 vs .437

2000s

Season Individual Team vs Opponents

PPG RPG APG PPG RPG FG%

2000 W. Palmer (13.8) W. Palmer (6.8) D. Canty (2.9) 72.8 vs 75.8 30.8 vs 30.3 .438 vs .460

2001 A. Ndiaye-Diatta (11.8) W. Palmer (7.0) E. Brown (2.7) 65.7 vs 70.9 29.5 vs 30.7 .404 vs .462

2002 S. Cash (14.8) S. Cash (6.9) D. Canty (3.0) 66.1 vs 70.8 33.7 vs 30.7 .399 vs .417

2003 S. Cash (16.6) C. Ford (10.4) E. Powell (3.9) 75.1 vs 70.4 36.2 vs 31.3 .450 vs .399

2004 S. Cash (16.4) C. Ford (9.6) E. Powell (4.5) 69.6 vs 70.0 34.4 vs 31.0 .417 vs .410

2005 D. Nolan (15.9) C. Ford (9.8) D. Nolan (3.7) 66.1 vs 67.3 35.7 vs 29.9 .403 vs .403

2006 C. Ford (13.8) C. Ford (11.3) D. Nolan (3.6) 74.3 vs 70.1 37.8 vs 31.9 .414 vs .388

2007 D. Nolan (16.3) S. Cash (6.1) D. Nolan (3.9) 79.3 vs 74.7 38.6 vs 32.0 .430 vs .396

2008 D. Nolan (15.8) C. Ford (8.7) D. Nolan (4.4) 78.6 vs 74.2 36.7 vs 31.9 .424 vs .405

2009 D. Nolan (16.9) C. Ford (7.4) D. Nolan (3.5) 78.0 vs 77.8 36.1 vs 32.4 .430 vs .410

2010s

Season Individual Team vs Opponents

PPG RPG APG PPG RPG FG%

2010 I. Latta (12.4) C. Black (6.5) I. Latta (3.9) 78.0 vs 89.8 31.6 vs 37.5 .424 vs .470

2011 T. Jackson (12.4) T. Jackson (8.4) I. Latta (3.2) 69.2 vs 82.1 30.7 vs 32.6 .396 vs .484

2012 I. Latta (14.3) G. Johnson (6.8) T. Johnson (4.7) 77.2 vs 84.2 29.5 vs 37.1 .405 vs .477

2013 L. Cambage (16.3) G. Johnson (8.9) S. Diggins (3.8) 77.0 vs 79.2 32.8 vs 35.7 .405 vs .451

2014 S. Diggins (20.1) C. Paris (10.2) S. Diggins (5.0) 81.3 vs 83.3 34.6 vs 33.8 .428 vs .468

2015 S. Diggins (17.8) C. Paris (9.3) S. Diggins (5.0) 77.7 vs 77.1 35.6 vs 33.6 .395 vs .445

Media coverage[edit] Currently, some Shock games are broadcast on The Cox Channel (COX), which is a local television station for certain areas of the state of Oklahoma. More often than not, NBA TV
NBA TV
will pick up the feed from the local broadcast, which is shown nationally. The broadcasters for the Shock games are Mike Wolfe and Shanna Crossley. All games (excluding blackout games, which are available on ESPN3.com) are broadcast to the WNBA LiveAccess
WNBA LiveAccess
game feeds on the league website. Furthermore, some Shock games are broadcast nationally on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC. The WNBA
WNBA
has reached an eight-year agreement with ESPN, which will pay right fees to the Shock, as well as other teams in the league.[8] All-time notes[edit] Regular season attendance[edit]

A sellout for a basketball game at The Palace of Auburn Hills (Detroit) is 22,076. A sellout for a basketball game at BOK Center
BOK Center
(Tulsa) is 17,839.

Regular season all-time attendance

Detroit
Detroit
Shock

Year Average High Low Sellouts Total for year WNBA
WNBA
game average

1998 10,229 (6th) 16,246 7,102 0 153,434 10,869

1999 8,485 (9th) 12,378 6,771 0 135,753 10,207

2000 6,716 (13th) 10,147 4,480 0 107,449 9,074

2001 6,834 (14th) 13,378 4,013 0 109,348 9,105

2002 5,886 (16th) 10,893 3,315 0 94,171 9,228

2003 7,862 (9th) 12,414 3,532 0 133,647 8,826

2004 9,462 (4th) 14,435 6,542 0 160,860 8,589

2005 9,374 (3rd) 14,932 5,635 0 159,356 8,172

2006 9,643 (1st) 12,985 6,932 0 163,924 7,476

2007 9,749 (1st) 14,109 7,421 0 165,738 7,819

2008 9,569 (1st) 15,210 6,842 0 162,669 7,948

2009 8,011 (5th) 14,439 5,239 0 136,184 8,029

Tulsa Shock

Year Average High Low Sellouts Total for year WNBA
WNBA
game average

2010 4,812 (11th) 7,806 3,333 0 81,811 7,834

2011 4,828 (12th) 7,509 3,435 0 82,069 7,954

2012 5,203 (12th) 7,509 4,102 0 88,453 7,452

2013 5,474 (12th) 7,381 4,107 0 93,055 7,531

2014 5,566 (12th) 7,256 4,107 0 94,626 7,578

2015 5,168 (11th) 7,256 4,145 0 87,854 7,184

Draft picks[edit]

1998 Expansion Draft: Rhonda Blades (1), Tajama Abraham (3), Tara Williams (5), Lynette Woodard (7) 1998: Korie Hlede (4), Rachael Sporn (14), Gergana Branzova (24), Sandy Brondello
Sandy Brondello
(34) 1999: Jennifer Azzi
Jennifer Azzi
(5), Val Whiting (17), Dominique Canty
Dominique Canty
(29), Astou Ndiaye-Diatta (41) 2000: Edwina Brown (3), Tamicha Jackson (8), Chevonne Hammond (44), Cal Bouchard (60) 2001: Deanna Nolan
Deanna Nolan
(6), Jae Kingi (22), Svetlana Volnaya (38), Kelly Santos (54) 2002: Swin Cash
Swin Cash
(2), Lanae Williams (18), Ayana Walker (20), Jill Chapman (21), Kathy Wambe (22), Ericka Haney (47) 2003 Miami/Portland Dispersal Draft: Ruth Riley
Ruth Riley
(1) 2003: Cheryl Ford (3), Kara Lawson (5), Syreeta Bromfield (28) 2004 Cleveland Dispersal Draft: Jennifer Rizzotti (13) 2004: Iciss Tillis (11), Shereka Wright (13), Erika Valek (23), Jennifer Smith (32) 2005: Kara Braxton
Kara Braxton
(7), Dionnah Jackson (13), Nikita Bell (20), Jenni Lingor (33) 2006: Ambrosia Anderson (17), Zane Teillane (35) 2007 Charlotte Dispersal Draft: selection waived 2007: Ivory Latta
Ivory Latta
(11) 2008: Alexis Hornbuckle (4), Tasha Humphrey (11), Olayinka Sanni (18), Natasha Lacy (28), Valeriya Berezhynska (42) 2009 Houston Dispersal Draft: selection waived 2009: Shavonte Zellous
Shavonte Zellous
(11), Brittany Miller (18), Tanae Davis-Cain (37) 2010 Sacramento Dispersal Draft: Scholanda Robinson (7) 2010: Amanda Thompson (19), Vivian Frieson (31) 2011: Liz Cambage
Liz Cambage
(2), Kayla Pedersen
Kayla Pedersen
(7), Italee Lucas (21), Chastity Reed (25) 2012: Glory Johnson
Glory Johnson
(4), Riquna Williams
Riquna Williams
(17), Vicki Baugh (25), Lynetta Kizer (29) 2013: Skylar Diggins
Skylar Diggins
(3), Angel Goodrich (29) 2014: Odyssey Sims
Odyssey Sims
(2), Jordan Hooper
Jordan Hooper
(13), Theresa Plaisance
Theresa Plaisance
(27) 2015: Amanda Zahui B.
Amanda Zahui B.
(2), Brianna Kiesel (13), Mimi Mungedi (25)

Trades[edit]

July 29, 1999: The Shock traded Korie Hlede and Cindy Brown to the Utah Starzz
Utah Starzz
in exchange for Wendy Palmer
Wendy Palmer
and Olympia Scott-Richardson. April 24, 2000: The Shock traded Jennifer Azzi
Jennifer Azzi
and the 12th pick in the 2000 Draft to the Utah Starzz
Utah Starzz
in exchange for the third and eighth picks in the 2000 Draft. April 20, 2001: The Shock traded Val Whiting to the Minnesota Lynx
Minnesota Lynx
in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2002 Draft. April 24, 2001: The Shock traded Anna DeForge to the Houston Comets
Houston Comets
in exchange for Jennifer Rizzotti. May 13, 2001: The Shock traded Tamicha Jackson to the Portland Fire
Portland Fire
in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2002 Draft. May 27, 2001: The Shock traded Jennifer Rizzotti to the Cleveland Rockers in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2002 Draft. May 27, 2001: The Shock traded Olympia Scott-Richardson and a third-round pick in the 2002 Draft to the Indiana Fever
Indiana Fever
in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2002 Draft. May 3, 2002: The Shock traded Claudia das Neves to the Phoenix Mercury in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2003 Draft. May 11, 2002: The Shock traded a fourth-round pick in the 2003 Draft to the Sacramento Monarchs
Sacramento Monarchs
in exchange for Stacy Clinesmith. July 7, 2002: The Shock traded Wendy Palmer
Wendy Palmer
and a second-round pick in the 2003 Draft to the Orland Miracle in exchange for Elaine Powell and a first-round pick in the 2003 Draft. April 27, 2003: The Shock traded Dominique Canty
Dominique Canty
to the Houston Comets in exchange for Allison Curtin. April 28, 2003: The Shock traded Edwina Brown and Lanae Williams to the Phoenix Mercury
Phoenix Mercury
in exchange for Telisha Quarles and Petra Ujhelyi. April 29, 2003: The Shock traded Kara Lawson to the Sacramento Monarchs in exchange for Kendra Holland-Corn. May 19, 2003: The Shock traded a third-round pick in the 2004 Draft to the Minnesota Lynx
Minnesota Lynx
in exchange for Tamara Moore. July 31, 2003: The Shock traded Tamara Moore to the Phoenix Mercury
Phoenix Mercury
in exchange for Stacey Thomas. February 11, 2004: The Shock traded Kendra-Holland Corn and the 26th pick in the 2004 Draft to the Houston Comets
Houston Comets
in exchange for the 11th and the 32nd picks in the 2004 Draft. April 17, 2004: The Shock traded Shereka Wright, Sheila Lambert and Erika Valek to the Phoenix Mercury
Phoenix Mercury
in exchange for Chandi Jones. April 14, 2005: The Shock traded Iciss Tillis to the Washington Mystics in exchange for the 13th pick in the 2005 Draft. June 29, 2005: The Shock traded Andrea Stinson and a second-round pick in the 2006 Draft to the Phoenix Mercury
Phoenix Mercury
in exchange for Plenette Pierson. July 30, 2005: The Shock traded Chandi Jones, Stacey Thomas, and a first-round pick in the 2006 Draft to the Minnesota Lynx
Minnesota Lynx
in exchange for Katie Smith
Katie Smith
and a second-round pick in the 2006 Draft. April 5, 2006: The Shock traded Ambrosia Anderson and a second-round pick in the 2007 Draft to the Minnesota Lynx
Minnesota Lynx
in exchange for Jacqueline Batteast and a third-round pick in the 2007 Draft. May 18, 2006: The Shock traded two third-round picks in the 2007 Draft to the Phoenix Mercury
Phoenix Mercury
in exchange for Angelina Williams. February 22, 2007: The Shock traded Ruth Riley
Ruth Riley
to the San Antonio Silver Stars in exchange for Katie Feenstra and the right to swap first-round picks in the 2008 Draft. February 6, 2008: The Shock traded Ivory Latta
Ivory Latta
to the Atlanta Dream
Atlanta Dream
in exchange for LaToya Thomas and the 18th pick in the 2008 Draft. February 19, 2008: The Shock traded Swin Cash
Swin Cash
to the Seattle Storm
Seattle Storm
in exchange for the fourth pick in the 2008 Draft. June 22, 2008: The Shock traded LaToya Thomas to the Minnesota Lynx
Minnesota Lynx
in exchange for Eshaya Murphy. August 12, 2008: The Shock traded Eshaya Murphy, Tasha Humphrey, and a second-round pick in the 2009 Draft to the Washington Mystics
Washington Mystics
in exchange for Taj McWilliams-Franklin. April 9, 2009: The Shock traded Ashley Shields to the Atlanta Dream
Atlanta Dream
in exchange for the 18th pick in the 2009 Draft. April 7, 2010: The Shock traded the seventh pick in the 2010 Draft and a second-round pick in the 2011 Draft to the Connecticut Sun
Connecticut Sun
in exchange for Chante Black and Amber Holt. April 14, 2010: The Shock traded Crystal Kelly to the San Antonio Silver Stars in exchange for Shanna Crossley. May 27, 2010: The Shock traded Shavonte Zellous
Shavonte Zellous
to the Indiana Fever in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2011 Draft. June 14, 2010: The Shock traded Plenette Pierson
Plenette Pierson
to the New York Liberty in exchange for Tiffany Jackson. July 22, 2010: The Shock traded Kara Braxton
Kara Braxton
to the Phoenix Mercury
Phoenix Mercury
in exchange for Nicole Ohlde and a first-round pick in the 2011 Draft. July 26, 2010: The Shock traded Alexis Hornbuckle to the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for Rashanda McCants. February 1, 2011: The Shock traded a second-round pick in the 2012 Draft to the Los Angeles Sparks
Los Angeles Sparks
in exchange for Andrea Riley. May 2, 2011: The Shock traded Scholanda Robinson to the San Antonio Silver Stars in exchange for second- and third-round picks in the 2012 Draft. January 12, 2012: The Shock traded Andrea Riley to the Phoenix Mercury in exchange for Temeka Johnson. July 2, 2012: The Shock traded Karima Christmas
Karima Christmas
to the Indiana Fever in exchange for Roneeka Hodges. March 1, 2013: The Shock traded Deanna Nolan, a second-round pick, and a third-round pick in the 2013 Draft to the New York Liberty
New York Liberty
in exchange for Nicole Powell. As part of the three-team trade, the Shock also traded their second-round pick in the 2014 Draft to the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for Candice Wiggins. June 20, 2013: The Shock traded Kayla Pedersen
Kayla Pedersen
to the Connecticut Sun in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2014 Draft.

All-Stars[edit]

1999: Sandy Brondello 2000: Wendy Palmer 2001: None 2002: None 2003: Swin Cash, Cheryl Ford, Deanna Nolan 2004: Cheryl Ford, Deanna Nolan 2005: Swin Cash, Cheryl Ford, Deanna Nolan, Ruth Riley 2006: Cheryl Ford, Deanna Nolan, Katie Smith 2007: Kara Braxton, Cheryl Ford, Deanna Nolan 2008: No All-Star Game 2009: Katie Smith 2010: None 2011: Liz Cambage 2012: No All-Star Game 2013: Glory Johnson 2014: Skylar Diggins, Glory Johnson 2015: Skylar Diggins, Plenette Pierson, Riquna Williams 2016: No All-Star Game

Olympians[edit]

2004: Swin Cash, Ruth Riley 2008: Katie Smith 2012: Liz Cambage
Liz Cambage
(AUS)

Honors and awards[edit]

1998 All- WNBA
WNBA
Second Team: Cindy Brown 2003 Finals MVP: Ruth Riley 2003 Rookie of the Year: Cheryl Ford 2003 Coach of the Year: Bill Laimbeer 2003 All- WNBA
WNBA
Second Team: Swin Cash 2003 All- WNBA
WNBA
Second Team: Cheryl Ford 2003 All- WNBA
WNBA
Second Team: Deanna Nolan 2004 All- WNBA
WNBA
Second Team: Swin Cash 2005 All-Defensive Second Team: Deanna Nolan 2006 Finals MVP: Deanna Nolan 2006 All- WNBA
WNBA
Second Team: Deanna Nolan 2006 All-Defensive Second Team: Cheryl Ford 2006 All-Defensive Second Team: Deanna Nolan 2007 All-Star Game MVP: Cheryl Ford 2007 Sixth Woman of the Year: Plenette Pierson 2007 All-Defensive First Team: Deanna Nolan 2008 Finals MVP: Katie Smith 2008 All- WNBA
WNBA
Second Team: Deanna Nolan 2008 All-Defensive Second Team: Deanna Nolan 2008 All-Defensive Second Team: Katie Smith 2009 All- WNBA
WNBA
Second Team: Deanna Nolan 2009 All-Defensive Second Team: Deanna Nolan 2009 All-Rookie Team: Shavonte Zellous 2011 All-Rookie Team: Liz Cambage 2012 All-Rookie Team: Glory Johnson 2012 All-Rookie Team: Riquna Williams 2013 Sixth Woman of the Year: Riquna Williams 2013 All-Defensive Second Team: Glory Johnson 2013 All-Rookie Team: Skylar Diggins 2014 Most Improved Player: Skylar Diggins 2014 Peak Performer (Rebounds): Courtney Paris 2014 All- WNBA
WNBA
First Team: Skylar Diggins 2014 All-Rookie Team: Odyssey Sims 2015 Peak Performer (Rebounds): Courtney Paris

References[edit]

^ " WNBA
WNBA
Approves Relocation of Shock from Tulsa to Dallas-Fort Worth" (Press release). WNBA. July 23, 2015.  ^ "NBA.com". WNBA. Retrieved 2013-03-22.  ^ Longman, Jere. "Leaving Detroit
Detroit
for Tulsa, the Shock Lost Their Way". The New York Times, 2011-09-05. ^ "2012 Regular Season Conference Standings". WNBA. 2012-09-30. Retrieved 2013-03-22.  ^ Dillon Hollingsworth; Jarrel Wade (July 21, 2015). "Tulsa Shock announces plans to move to Dallas-Fort Worth; minority owner Stuart Price files suit". Tulsa World.  ^ Evans, Jayda (July 23, 2015). " WNBA
WNBA
owners unanimously approved relocation of Tulsa Shock
Tulsa Shock
to Dallas-Fort Worth area". Seattle Times. Retrieved August 3, 2015.  ^ "SHOCK: Osage Casino Partnership". WNBA. Retrieved July 21, 2015.  ^ " WNBA
WNBA
Extends TV Rights Deal with ESPN
ESPN
and ABC". Sports Business. June 18, 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 

External links[edit]

Tulsa Shock
Tulsa Shock
official website

Sporting positions

Preceded by Los Angeles Sparks WNBA
WNBA
Champions 2003 (First title) Succeeded by Seattle Storm

Preceded by New York Liberty WNBA
WNBA
Eastern Conference Champions 2003 (First title) Succeeded by Connecticut Sun

Preceded by Sacramento Monarchs WNBA
WNBA
Champions 2006 (Second title) Succeeded by Phoenix Mercury

Preceded by Phoenix Mercury WNBA
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Champions 2008 (Third title) Succeeded by Phoenix Mercury

Preceded by Connecticut Sun WNBA
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Eastern Conference Champions 2006 (Second title) 2007 (Third title) 2008 (Fourth title) Succeeded by Indiana Fever

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Defunct teams of the Women's National Basketball
Basketball
Association

Eastern Conference

Charlotte Sting Cleveland Rockers Detroit
Detroit
Shock Miami Sol Orlando Miracle

Western Conference

Houston Comets Portland Fire Sacramento Monarchs Tulsa Shock Utah Starzz San Antonio Stars

In 2003, the Orlando Miracle
Orlando Miracle
became the Connecticut Sun
Connecticut Sun
and the Utah Starzz became the San Antonio Stars
San Antonio Stars
and later the Las Vegas Aces
Las Vegas Aces
in 2018. In 2010, the Detroit Shock
Detroit Shock
became the Tulsa Shock
Tulsa Shock
and later became the Dallas Wings
Dallas Wings
in 2016.

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Women's National Basketball Association
Women's National Basketball Association
(2018)

Eastern Conference

Atlanta Dream Chicago Sky Connecticut Sun Indiana Fever New York Liberty Washington Mystics

Western Conference

Dallas Wings Las Vegas Aces Los Angeles Sparks Minnesota Lynx Phoenix Mercury Seattle Storm

Annual events

Draft All-Star Game Playoffs Finals

Statistics

Career scoring Career rebounding Career assists Career steals Career blocks Career turnovers Season:

Scoring leaders Rebounding leaders Assists leaders Steals leaders Blocks leaders Turnovers leaders

Other

Arenas Attendance Awards Coaches Defunct teams Expansion draft history LiveAccess MVP NBA Media (NBA TV, WNBA
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Detroit
Detroit
Shock

Founded in 1998 Relocated in 2010 to Tulsa, Oklahoma Based in Auburn Hills, Michigan

Franchise history

Detroit
Detroit
Shock Tulsa Shock Dallas Wings

Arenas

The Palace of Auburn Hills Joe Louis Arena Convocation Center

Head coaches

Nancy Lieberman Greg Williams Bill Laimbeer Rick Mahorn

Administration

Owner: Bill Davidson Karen Davidson General Manager: Nancy Lieberman Greg Williams Bill Laimbeer Cheryl Reeve

All-Stars

Kara Braxton Sandy Brondello Swin Cash Cheryl Ford Deanna Nolan Wendy Palmer Ruth Riley Katie Smith

Seasons

1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Playoff Appearances

1999 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Conference Titles

2003 2006 2007 2008

WNBA
WNBA
Titles

2003 2006 2008

Rivals

Connecticut Sun Indiana Fever Los Angeles Sparks Phoenix Mercury

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Tulsa Shock

Founded in 1998 as the Detroit
Detroit
Shock Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma Relocated to become the Dallas Wings
Dallas Wings
in 2016

Franchise history

Detroit
Detroit
Shock Tulsa Shock Dallas Wings

Arenas

BOK Center

Head Coaches

Nolan Richardson Teresa Edwards Gary Kloppenburg Fred Williams

General Managers

Nolan Richardson Teresa Edwards Gary Kloppenburg Steve Swetoha

Administration

Owner: Tulsa Pro Hoops LLC

All-Stars

Liz Cambage Skylar Diggins Glory Johnson Plenette Pierson Riquna Williams

Seasons

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Playoff Appearances

2015

Rivals

Connecticut Sun Indiana Fever Los Angeles Sparks Minnesota Lynx

Media

TV: YurView Oklahoma

Announcers:

Shanna Zolman Mike Wolfe

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Detroit Shock
Detroit Shock
2003 WNBA
WNBA
champions

1 Ayana Walker 5 Elaine Powell 9 Stacey Thomas 11 Kedra Holland-Corn 13 Sheila Lambert 14 Deanna Nolan 32 Swin Cash 35 Cheryl Ford 44 Astou Ndiaye-Diatta 54 Barbara Farris 00 Ruth Riley
Ruth Riley
(Finals MVP)

Head Coach Bill Laimbeer

Assistant Coach Laurie Byrd

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Detroit Shock
Detroit Shock
2006 WNBA
WNBA
champions

5 Elaine Powell 7 Sabrina Palie 8 Angelina Williams 11 Kedra Holland-Corn 14 Deanna Nolan
Deanna Nolan
(Finals MVP) 21 Jacqueline Batteast 23 Plenette Pierson 30 Katie Smith 32 Swin Cash 35 Cheryl Ford 45 Kara Braxton 00 Ruth Riley

Head Coach Bill Laimbeer

Assistant Coach Rick Mahorn Assistant Coach Cheryl Reeve

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Detroit Shock
Detroit Shock
2008 WNBA
WNBA
champions

3 Ashley Shields 5 Elaine Powell 11 Kelly Schumacher 14 Deanna Nolan 22 Alexis Hornbuckle 23 Plenette Pierson 24 Olayinka Sanni 30 Katie Smith
Katie Smith
(Finals MVP) 35 Cheryl Ford 44 Taj McWilliams-Franklin 45 Kara Braxton 55 Sheri Sam

Head Coach Bill Laimbeer

Assistant Coach Rick Mahorn Assistant Coach

.