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Palie, Sabrina (2006-current)


Palie
The Shock signed Palie as a free agent on May 26th, 2006. She was the first French player to play for Detroit, and was a member of the Shock's 2006 WNBA Championship team.

Palie Bio and Statistics





Palmer-Daniel, Wendy (1999-2002)


Palmer-Daniel
Palmer-Daniel, a University of Virginia product, was originally selected by the Utah Starzz in the second round of the 1997 WNBA Elite Draft. She was then traded, along with Olympia Scott-Richardson to the Detroit Shock on July 29, 1999 in exchange for Cindy Brown and Korie Hlede. She played in a total of 81 games in parts of four seasons with the Shock before she was traded on July 8, 2002, along with the Shock's second round pick in the 2003 WNBA Draft, to the Orlando Miracle in exchange for Elaine Powell and the Miracle's first round pick in the 2003 draft.

After one season in Orlando, Palmer-Daniel and the Miracle moved to Connecticut where she played for two seasons before signing with the San Antonio Silver Stars as a free agent on April 21, 2005. Following the 2005 WNBA Season, Palmer-Daniel signed with the Seattle Storm as a free agent on February 24, 2006.

Palmer-Daniel Bio and Statistics


Perkins, Mike
Mike Perkins was named the assistant athletic trainer for the Shock in 2005 and the head athletic trainer during the championship season of 2006.





Phillips Arena
The Atlanta Dream joined the WNBA in 2008 and play their home games at Phillips Arena.


Philadelphia 76ers


Before he became an assistant coach for the Shock and after he helped the Detroit Pistons to their first world championship, Rick Mahorn teamed with Charles Barkley to form the tag team duo of "Thump and Bump" for the Philadelphia 76ers from 1990-91.




Phoenix Mercury


The Phoenix Mercury was founded in 1997 and was one of the original WNBA franchises. They are located in Phoenix, Arizona and play out of US Airways Center, formerly known as America West Arena.

Plenette Pierson, Anna DeForge, Edwina Brown, Jae Kingi (Cross), Niele Ivey, Tamicha Jackson, Tamara Moore, Stacey Thomas, Angelina Williams and Oksana Zakaluzhnaya all played for both the Phoenix Mercury and the Detroit Shock at one point in their careers. Andrea Stinson was traded to the Mercury in 2005, but was immediately released and resigned by the Shock, and Detroit's first head coach and general manager, Nancy Lieberman, also played with the Mercury during their inaugural campaign.


Picott, Vicky
After finishing her collegiate career at Rutgers University, Picott went undrafted in 2000, signing with the WNBA as a free agent and being assigned to the Shock on May 1, 2000. Detroit waived Picott on May 7, 2000.


Pierson, Plenette (2005-current)


Pierson
Pierson graduated from Texas Tech University in 2003 and was drafted by the Phoenix Mercury in the first round (4th overall) of the 2003 WNBA Draft. The Detroit Shock acquired her in a trade in exchange for Andrea Stinson and the Shock’s 2006 second round draft pick on June 29, 2005. Pierson was a member of the Shock's 2006 WNBA Championship team and was the team's fourth leading scorer and third leading rebounder during Detroit's postseason run.

As a collegian, Pierson was named to the Associated Press All-America Third Team and All-Big 12 First Team as a senior after averaging 17.8 points and 8.1 rebounds. As a junior, she earned All-Big 12 Second Team honors, and in 1999-2000, she was named the Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year.

Pierson Bio and Statistics




Portland Fire


The Portland Fire was founded in 2000 and played for three seasons at the Rose Garden before the team ceased operations following the 2002 WNBA campaign. Players that played for both the Detroit Shock and the Fire are Stacey Thomas and Tamicha Jackson.




Portland Power


The Portland Power was one of the original eight ABL franchises. After finishing last in the Western Conference during the 1996-97 season, the Power nearly pulled off a worst-to-first turnaround by winning the regular season conference title but losing in the first round of the postseason. Elaine Powell played for the Power and the Shock.




Powell, Elaine (2002-current)


Powell
Powell, a graduate of Louisiana State, was drafted by the Orlando Miracle in the fourth round (50th overall) of the 1999 WNBA Draft. She was traded to the Detroit Shock along with Orlando’s first round pick in the 2003 WNBA Draft in exchange for Wendy Palmer and the Shock’s 2003 second round draft pick on July 9, 2002. One year later, she helped the Shock to the 2003 WNBA Championship.

Following the 2005 WNBA Season, Powell was selected by the Chicago Sky in the 2005 WNBA Expansion Draft. She was waived by the Sky on July 22, 2006 and signed by the Shock as a free agent on July 26, 2006. Later that season, she and the Shock won the 2006 WNBA Championship.

Powell Bio and Statistics


Purdue University
Purdue University, established in 1869, launched its women's basketball program for the 1975-76 collegiate season. Over the years, the Boilermakers have advanced to 17 NCAA Tournament appearances winning one National Championship in 1999. Joy Holmes-Harris played for both Purdue and the Detroit Shock. The Shock also drafted Purdue grads Erika Valek and Shereka Wright in the 2004 WNBA Draft trading them both that same day to Phoenix .


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