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Sacramento Monarchs


The Sacramento Monarchs were one of the original eight WNBA franchises that began play in the 1997 WNBA Season. The Monarchs are located in Sacramento, California and play at ARCO Arena. In 2005, Sacramento won its first WNBA Championship defeating the Connecticut Sun three games to one in the first ever best-of-five WNBA Finals. The following season, the Monarchs once again represented the Western Conference in the Finals, but fell to Detroit three games to two.

Tajama Abraham, Stacy Clinesmith, Kedra Holland-Corn and Olympia Scott-Richardson all played for both the Sacramento Monarchs and the Detroit Shock.


San Antonio Silver Stars


The San Antonio Silver Stars began their WNBA existence as the Utah Starzz. The Starzz were one of the original eight WNBA franchises and played in Utah at the Delta Center from 1997 until 2002 before moving to San Antonio, Texas where they now play as the Silver Stars. San Antonio Assistant Coach Sandy Brondello and players Jae Kingi (Cross), Jennifer Azzi, Korie Hlede, Katie Feenstra, Ruth Riley and LaToya Thomas have spent time with both the San Antonio/Utah and Detroit franchises.


Sanchez, Isabel (2004)


Sanchez
The Detroit Shock signed Spanish native Isabel Sanchez as a free agent on March 22, 2004 waiving her on May 14 of that same year. Detroit resigned Sanchez on July 2, 2004.

Sanchez Bio and Statistics.






Sanders, Amy (2007)


Sanders
The Detroit Shock signed Sanders as a free agent on April 27, 2007. She played collegiately at the University of Hawaii. The Shock waived Sanders on July 2, 2007.








San Jose Lasers


The San Jose Lasers were one of the original eight ABL franchises. They finished second in the Western Conference in 1996-97 advancing to the postseason. In the 1997-98 season they finished in third place. Jennifer Azzi, Anna DeForge, Kedra Holland-Corn and Val Whiting played for San Jose and the Shock and Laurie Byrd played for the Lasers and later was an assistant coach for the Shock.




Santos, Kelly (2001-2002)


Santos
Kelly Santos, a native of Brazil, was selected by the Detroit Shock in the fourth round (54th overall) of the 2001 WNBA Draft. She played for the Shock from 2001 to 2002 before being waived on May 21, 2003.

Santos Bio and Statistics




SBC Center
SBC Center is the original name for the San Antonio Silver Stars home arena. It changed to AT&T Center prior to the 2006 WNBA Season. The Shock won all three games against the Silver Stars while playing at SBC Center.


Schneider, Frank (2002)
The Detroit Shock hired Frank Schneider as the team's lead assistant coach at the start of the 2002 season. Prior to joining the Shock, Schneider was a consultant for the Houston Comets. He remained with the Shock through the 2002 season


Scott-(Richardson), Olympia (1999-2000)


Scott-Richardson
Scott, a Stanford Cardinal graduate, was selected in the second round (11th overall) of the 1998 WNBA Draft. She was traded to the Detroit Shock along with Wendy Palmer in exchange for Korie Hlede and Cindy Brown on July 29, 1999.

On May 25, 2001, Scott was traded to the Indiana Fever along with the Shock’s 2002 third round draft pick in exchange for a second round pick in 2002. The Charlotte Sting signed her as a free agent on March 16, 2004, and then traded her to the Sacramento Monarchs, along with Nicole Powell and Erin Buescher, in exchange for Tangela Smith and a 2006 second round pick on March 5, 2005. Scott-Richardson then signed with the Indiana Fever as a free agent on February 3, 2006. The Fever traded Scott to the Phoenix Mercury on March 7, 2007 in exchange for Ann Strother.

Scott-Richardson Bio and Statistics


Seattle Reign


The Seattle Reign were one of the original eight ABL franchises. They finished in third place in the Western Conference in 1996-97 and in fifth place in 1997-98. Cindy Brown, Astou Ndiaye-Diatta Joy Holmes Harris, and Val Whiting played for the Reign and the Shock.





Seattle Storm


The Seattle Storm was founded in 2000 and is located in Seattle, Washington. They play out of Key Arena. In 2004, the Storm won the WNBA Championship two games to one over the Connecticut Sun. Sandy Brondello and Wendy Palmer-Daniel both spent time with Seattle and Detroit franchises.


Shooting Stars, NBA All-Star
The Shooting Stars competition has been a part of NBA All-Star since 2004. Team Detroit, consisting of Swin Cash, Bill Laimbeer and Chauncey Billups won the 2007 event. The trio returned to defend its title in 2008, but was unable to do so. In 2004 Billups, Cheryl Ford and John Salley participated in the competition. In 2005 Cash teamed up with Ronald Dupree and Adrian Dantley. Team Detroit didn't participate in 2006. Jennifer Azzi participated in the 2004 Shooting Stars competition as a member of Team San Antonio. Radio Shack was the event's sponsor from 2004 through 2006 and Haier came on board to sponsor the competition in 2007.


Simpson, Darla
Darla Simpson played collegiately at the University of Houston and after seeing action in two games for the ABL’s Atlanta Glory as a replacement player in the 1997-98 season, she was selected by the Colorado Xplosion in the second round of the 1998 ABL Draft. The ABL ceased operation during the 1998-99 season, and Simpson went undrafted in the 1999 and 2000 WNBA Drafts. She signed with the WNBA as a free agent and was assigned to the Shock on May 1, 2000. Detroit waived Simpson on May 21, 2000.


Slaise, Madinah (2000)


Slaise
Slaise, a Cincinnati Bearcat, was drafted by the Detroit Shock in the second round (28th overall) of the 2000 WNBA Draft. The Shock waived her on July 25, 2000.





Slaise Bio and Statistics


Smith, Carol
After finishing her collegiate career at Auburn University, Smith went undrafted in 2002, signing with the WNBA as a free agent and being assigned to the Shock on April 29, 2002. Detroit waived Smith on May 7, 2002.




Smith, Jennifer (2004)


Smith
Detroit selected Smith out of Michigan with the 3rd pick in the fourth round (No. 32 overall) of the 2004 WNBA Draft. The Shock waived her on May 11, 2004.







Smith, Katie (2005-current)


Smith
The Columbus Quest of the ABL selected Smith, an Ohio State graduate, with the fifth pick in the third round of the 1996 ABL Draft. She remained with the Quest for their entire two-plus seasons of existence winning ABL titles in 1997 and 1998, earning All-ABL First Team honors in 1997-98 and being named to the Western Confernece All-Star team as a starter in 1996-97 and 1997-98.

Following the ABL's cesation of operations, Smith signed with the WNBA and was assigned to the Minnesota Lynx on May 3, 1999. On July 30, 2005, the Lynx traded her to the Shock along with Minnesota’s second round pick in the 2006 WNBA Draft in exchange for Chandi Jones and the Shock’s 2006 first round draft pick. Smith was selected to the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 WNBA All-Star Game. Named to the All-WNBA First Team in 2001 and 2003 and the Second Team in 2000 and 2002. She is the leading scorer in US Women’s professional basketball history, and was named to the WNBA's All-Decade Team in 2006. That same season, she won the WNBA Championship as a member of the Shock.

Smith Bio and Statistics


Smith, Steve (1999-2001)


Smith
Steve Smith joined the Shock staff as an assistant coach in 1999. He was promoted to the team’s lead assistant by Head Coach Greg Williams on November 23, 2000 and remained with the team through the 2001 season.









Smith, Tyresa (2007-current)


Smith
The Shock signed Smith, a University of Delaware graduate, just in time for the 2007 postseason on August 19, 2007.

Smith Bio and Statistics







South Carolina, University of
The University of South Carolina, established in 1801, launched its women's basketball program for the 1975-76 collegiate season. Over the years, the Gamecocks have advanced to eight NCAA Tournaments. Petra Ujhelyi and Shannon Johnson played for South Carolina and the Detroit Shock.


University of Southern California
The University of Southern California, established in 1880, began fielding an intercollegiate women's basketball team in 1976-77. They have advanced to 14 NCAA Tournaments over the years, and won national champoinships in 1983 and 1984. Future Shock assistant coach Pam Mcgee was a member of both of those championship teams.


Southern Methodist University
Between stints as head coach of the Dallas Diamonds of the WBL and the Dallas Diamonds of the WABA , former Shock head coach Greg Williams served as a volunteer assistant coach at SMU from 1981 to 1983.


Southern Nazarene University
Southern Nazarene University, an NAIA member institution, is the alma mater of former Shock forward Astou Ndiaye-Diatta. The Crimson Storm have seven NAIA Championships to their credit.


South Florida, University Of
The University of South Florida, established in 1956, began competing in women's basketball in 1972-73. They have advanced to one NCAA Tournaments over the years. Wanda Guyton played for the Shock and at USF.


Southwest Missouri State
Southwest Missouri State, founded in 1905 and now known as Missouri State University, first fielded an intercollegiate women's basketball team in 1969-70. They have 13 NCAA Tournament appearances to their credit and two trips to the Final Four. Jenni Lingor, whom the Shock selected in the third round of the 2005 WNBA Draft, played her college basketball at Southwest Missouri State.


Spain
Begona Garcia and Isabel Sanchez are the only two Shock players to hail from Spain.


Sporn, Rachael (1998-99, 2001)


Sporn
Originally drafted by the Detroit Shock in the second round (No. 14 overall) of the 1998 WNBA Draft, Rachel Sporn spent each of her three WNBA seasons in Detroit. She missed the 2000 WNBA Season to train with the Australian National Team for the 2000 Olympic Games. The Shock waived Sporn on April 26, 2002

Sporn Bio and Statistics


Stanford University
Stanford University, established in 1891, is home to the Cardinal women's basketball team which began play in 1974-75. The Cardinals have advanced to 20 NCAA Tournaments winning National Championships in 1990 and 1992. Jennifer Azzi, Val Whiting and Olympia Scott-Richardson played for both Stanford and the Detroit Shock.


STAPLES Center
The Los Angeles Sparks have called STAPLES Center home since the 2001 WNBA Season. Prior to that, the Sparks played their home games at The Great Western Forum.


Stapleton, Peggy (2001)
The Detroit shock hired Peggy Stapleton as an assistant coach on November 11, 2000. She remained with the team in that capacity for the 2001 WNBA season and now coaches high school basketball in Texas.


Stephens, Stacy


Stephens
Originally drafted by the Houston Comets in the third round (No. 37 overall) of the 2004 WNBA Draft, Stephens signed with the Shock as a free agent on May 13, 2004, four days after her release by the Comets. The University of Texas grad played in seven games for the Shock before being waived on July 4, 2004.

Stephens Bio and Statistics


Stinson, Andrea (2005)


Stinson
One of the original players to sign with the WNBA, Stinson played for eight seasons with the Charlotte Sting before signing with the Detroit Shock as a free agent on May 9, 2005. She was traded on June 29 to the Phoenix Mercury in exchange for Plenette Pierson, but was immediately waived by the Mercury. The Shock signed her once again as a free agent on July 3 and she retired from the WNBA at the end of the season.

The North Carolina State graduate finished second in the WNBA in Most Valuable Player voting in 1997, and was named to the All-WNBA Second Team in 1997 and 1998. She also represented the Eastern Conference as a member of the All-Star Team in 2000, 2001 and 2002.

Stinson Bio and Statistics


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