2003 SeasonRecap

2003 Playoffs

January 2003

Jan. 21: Hired Suzie McConnell Serio as head coach

February 2003

Feb. 20: Hired Nancy Darsch as assistant coach

April 2003

April 24: Selected forward Sheri Sam in the WNBA dispersal draft

April 25: WNBA, players sign labor agreement

April 25: Selected guard Teresa Edwards and centers Jordan Adams and Carla Bennett in the 2003 WNBA Draft

April 25: Named Carolyn Jenkins an assistant coach

April 30: Forward Shanele Stires retires

April 30: Signed forward Lynn Pride, centers Jordan Adams and Carla Bennett, and guard Sonia Chase

May 2003

May 1: Signed guards Teresa Edwards, Georgia Schweitzer and Katie Smith and forwards LaTonya Sims and Gwen Slaughter

May 1: Opened 2003 Training Camp

May 2: Signed center Carolyn Moos

May 4: Re-signed forward Svetlana Abrosimova

May 5: Signed forward Sheri Sam

May 7: Released forward LaTonya Sims, guard Sonja Tate and center Chana Perry

May 11: Released center Carla Bennett and guard Lindsey Meder; re-signed center Janell Burse

May 15: Re-signed center Michele Van Gorp; released center Carolyn Moos

May 16: Re-signed guard Kristi Harrower

May 19: Traded guard Tamara Moore to Detroit for a 2004 third-round draft pick

May 20: Released guard Sonia Chase and forward Gwen Slaughter

May 21: Announced the Opening Night roster

May 22: WNBA approved instant replay

June 2003

June 1: Placed forward Jordan Adams on the Injured List; activated guard Georgia Schweitzer

June 3: Forward Tamika Williams named assistant coach at Ohio State University

June 10: Guard Katie Smith becomes first WNBA player to reach 300 career three-pointers

June 14: Guard Katie Smith ties WNBA records with five first-half three-pointers and seven total three-pointers

June 17: Forward Tamika Williams receives WNBA Offseason Community Assist Award

June 27: Guard Katie Smith records the 500th three-pointer of her professional career

July 2003

July 1: Guard Katie Smith is the second-fastest WNBA player to reach 2,500 career points

July 2: Guard Katie Smith is named a reserve for the 2003 WNBA All-Star Game

July 6: Activated forward Jordan Adams from the Injured List; released forward Lynn Pride

July 10: Guard Katie Smith is the first professional women's basketball player to reach 4,000 points

July 20: Fifth Annual Lynx Great Basketball Dribble

August 2003

Aug. 9: Lynx set franchise record with 16th win

Aug. 14: Forward Sheri Sam scores the 2,000th point of her WNBA career

Aug. 20: Lynx clinch first-ever playoff berth

Aug. 28: Lynx enter playoffs for the first time

September 2003

Sept. 8: Lynx Season Recap 2003

Sept. 14: Guard Katie Smith named to All-WNBA First Team

October 2003

Oct. 8: Guard Katie Smith named to 2004 USA Basketball core team

Oct. 15: WNBA announces plan to lengthen 2004 season due to the Olympics