A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

Madison Square Garden
The New York Liberty have played their home games at Madison Square Garden since they joined the league in 1997. During the 2004 season, the Liberty were forced to relocate six of their games to Radio City Music Hall to make way for the Republican National Convention. The Garden has played host to three WNBA All-Star Games - 1999, 2003 and 2006.


Mahorn, Rick (2005-current)


Mahorn
Rick Mahorn joined the Detroit Shock coaching staff as an assistant on January 26, 2005 after a 19 year NBA playing career and coaching stops in the CBA and NBA. One year later, he was a WNBA Champion.

Originally drafted by the Washington Bullets in the second round of the 1980 NBA Draft, the Hampton graduate played for five seasons in D.C. teaming with Jeff Ruland to form the "Bruise Brothers". The Bullets traded Mahorn to the Detroit Pistons on June 17, 1985 along with Mike Gibson in exchange for Dan Roundfield where he and Bill Laimbeer personified the team's "Bad Boys" image.

After helping the Pistons win their first NBA Championship in 1988-89, Mahorn was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves on June 15, 1989 in the NBA Expansion Draft. He never played for the T'Wolves, however, as Minnesota traded him to the Philadelphia 76ers on October 27, 1989 in exchange for Philly's first and second round picks in the 1990 NBA Draft, their second round pick in the 1991 NBA Draft and a conditional second round pick in the 1992 NBA Draft.

He spent two years with the 76ers teaming with Charles Barkley to form the duo of "Thump and Bump." The New Jersey Nets signed Mahorn as a free agent on November 9, 1992. Mahorn returned to the Pistons signing as a free agent with his former club on August 5, 1996. After two more seasons in Motown, Mahorn signed a free agent contract with the 76ers, returning to Philadephia for his second tour of duty on February 24, 1999. He retired later that year.

Shortly thereafter, Mahorn began his coaching career with the Rockford Lightning of the CBA guiding the Lightning to a 15-7 record over the final third of the season and the American Conference title. He then served as an assistant coach with the Atlanta Hawks for two seasons, before returning to Detroit to work with the Pistons as a broadcaster.


Maine, University Of
The University of Maine was established in 1865 and its women's basketball program has advanced to seven NCAA Tournaments over the years. Jamie Cassidy, who was a member of the Shock's 2002 Training Camp roster, attended U of M.


Maria das Neves, Claudia (1999-2001)


Maria das Neves
Claudia Maria das Neves, a native of Brazil, was allocated to the Detroit Shock on May 6, 1999. She spent three years with Detroit before being traded to the Phoenix Mercury on May 3, 2002 in exchange for the Mercury’s fourth round draft pick in the 2003 WNBA Draft. The Mercury then traded her to Miami on May 5 of that same year where she remained for the 2002 season.

Maria das Neves Bio and Statistics




McGee, Pam
Pam McGee joined the Shock coaching staff on October 17, 2002 and remained with the team through its 2003 WNBA Championship run. Prior to entering the WNBA's coaching ranks, McGee played in the league for two seasons. The Sacramento Monarchs made McGee the second overall selection in the 1997 WNBA Draft, and after one season with the Monarchs, they traded her to the Los Angeles Sparks in exchange for Linda Burgess on April 9, 1998.

During her collegiate career, McGee helped lead USC to NCAA Championships in 1983 and 1984, and she was a member of the gold-medal winning US Olympic team in 1984.


MCI Center
The Washington Mystics called the MCI Center home from 1998 through 2005. Prior to the start of the 2006 season, the arena was renamed the Verizon Center. The MCI Center played host to the 2002 WNBA All-Star Game. The Shock were 8-7 in Washington while playing at MCI Center.


Memphis, University Of
The University of Memphis, established in 1912, began women's basketball competition for the 1972-73 season. They have advanced to seven NCAA Tournaments since that time. Former Shock assistant Tom Cross was an assistant coach and associate head coach for the Lady Tigers from 2003-05.


Miami Sol


The Miami Sol franchise was founded in 2000 and operated for three WNBA seasons at the American Airlines Arena before ceasing operations prior to the 2003 campaign. The Sol made one appearance in the WNBA Playoffs in 2001 and posted a 48-48 record during its three years of existence. Ruth Riley was originally drafted by the Sol in the 2001 WNBA Draft, and was later taken by the Shock in the 2003 Dispersal Draft.




Michigan, University of
The University of Michigan, established in 1817, launched its women’s basketball program for the 1973-74 collegiate season. Over the years, the Wolverines have made four NCAA Tournament appearances. Stacey Thomas has played for Michigan and the Detroit Shock, and Jennifer Smith, who was a member of the Shock's 2004 Training Camp roster, also played for the Wolverines.


Michigan State University
Michigan State University was founded in 1855 and begain intercollegiate women's basketball competition in 1972-73. They have advanced to seven NCAA Tournaments and one Final Four over that time. Former Spartan Syreeta Bromfield was a member of the Shock's 2003 Training Camp roster.


Middle Tennessee State University of
Middle Tennessee Stats University was founded in 1911 and first fielded a women's basketball program during the 1975-76 academic year. Former MTSU guard Chrissy Givens is the lone Blue Raider to have donned a Shock uniform.


Mills, Tausha


Mills
“Baby Shaq” attended the University of Alabama and was drafted by the ABL’s Chicago Condors with the ninth pick in the first round of the 1998 ABL Draft on May 5, 1998. She played in 11 games for the Condors before the ABL ceased operations.

The Washington Mystics made her the second overall pick in the first round of the 2000 WNBA Draft. She played with the Mystics for three seasons before signing as a free agent with the San Antonio Silvers Stars on May 11, 2003.

The Shock signed Mills as a free agent on August 9, 2007.


Milton, Isatu
Milton, an Angelo State University product, signed with the WNBA as a free agent and was assigned to the Shock on May 1, 2000. Detroit waived Milton on May 9, 2000.


Minnesota Lynx


The Minnesota Lynx franchise was founded in 1999 and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota where they play their home games at the Target Center. Players that have played for the Shock and Lynx include current starting guard Katie Smith, Chandi Jones, Stacey Thomas and Anna Deforge.


Minter, DeAngela


Minter
After finishing her collegiate career at Arizona, Minter went undrafted in 1998, signing with the WNBA as a free agent and being assigned to the Shock on May 2, 1998. Detroit waived Minter on July 15. On May 11, 1999, she was added to the Sacramento Monarchs roster as a training camp invitee, but the Monarchs waived her on May 24, 1999.






Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University was established in XXXX and its women's basketball program has advanced to XXXXX NCAA Tournaments over the years. LaToya Thomas is the lone member of the Shock to have played at Mississippi State University.


Moffitt, Kacy
Kacy Moffitt attended Baylor University and after going undrafted she signed with the WNBA as a free agent and was assigned to the Shock on May 11, 2001. Detroit waived Moffitt on May 12, 2001.


Mohegan Sun Arena
The Mohegan Sun Arena has served as the home for the Connecticut Sun since the team relocated from Orlando for the 2003 season. it was also the host for the 2005 WNBA All-Star Game.


Moore, Tamara (2003)


Moore
Moore, a University of Wisconsin grad, was selected by the Miami Sol in the first round (15th overall) of the 2002 WNBA Draft. On June 13, 2002, just five games into her WNBA career, the Sol traded Moore, along with a second round pick in the 2003 WNBA Draft, to the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for Betty Lennox and the Lynx' first round pick in the same draft. The Detroit Shock acquired Moore in a trade with Minnesota on May 19, 2003 in exchange for a third round draft pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft. The Shock eventually sent Moore to the Phoenix Mercury in exchange for Stacey Thomas on Juy 31, 2003. The New York Liberty signed Moore as a free agent on May 31, 2005 and waived her on July 1 of that same year. The Los Angeles Sparks signed Moore as a free agent on March 15, 2006.

Moore Bio and Statistics


Most Valuable Player, 2003 WNBA Finals
The WNBA has named an MVP of the Finals since the league’s inaugural season. Shock center Ruth Riley earned the award in 2003 after she averaged 14.7 points and 5.0 rebounds in the three-game series win over Los Angeles, and she put an exclamation point on the series with a 27-point outburst in the deciding game.


Most Valuable Player, 2006 WNBA Finals
The WNBA has named an MVP of the Finals since the league’s inaugural season. Shock guard Deanna Nolan earned the award in 2006 after she averaged 17.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists while connecting on 40.0 percent of her three pointers in the five-game series win over Sacramento.


Most Valuable Player, 2007 WNBA All Star Game
The WNBA has named an MVP of the All-Star Game since the first game in 1999. Cheryl Ford was named the MVP of the 2007 game after she scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the East's 103-99 win.





Mujanovic, Razija (1998)


Mujanovic
Mujanovic, a native of Yugoslavia, was allocated to the Detroit Shock by the WNBA on January 27, 1998. She led the team in scoring during the team's inagural campaign, but was waived on June 9, 1999.

Mujanovic Bio and Statistics






See an error? Have a suggestion for an EnShocklopedia entry?
Send an email to
feedback@palacenet.com.