Shock History

Quick History

Founded: 2009 (1998 as the Detroit Shock)
Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Home Court: BOK Center
Colors: Black, Red and Gold
WNBA Championships: 3 as the Detroit Shock (2003, 2005, 2008)
Head Coach: Fred Williams


September 29, 2009: Nolan Richardson named Head Coach of the WNBA Tulsa

October 20, 2009: WNBA president Donna Orender announces that the Detroit Shock will relocate to Tulsa, Oklahoma. WNBA Tulsa will be owned by a group of investors led by Oklahoma businessmen Bill Cameron and David Box.

November 5, 2009: During the WNBA Draft Lottery, it is announced Tulsa will pick 8th.

December 14, 2009: In the WNBA Dispersal Draft of the Sacramento Monarchs, the WNBA Tulsa selected Scholanda Robinson.

January 11, 2010: WNBA Tulsa hires experience Sports Veteran Steve Swetoha as team president.

January 23, 2010: It's official! The WNBA Tulsa franchise will be known as the Tulsa Shock. The team colors will be black, red and gold.

March 10, 2010: Former Olympian Marion Jones signs with the Shock. Jones attended the University of North Carolina on a basketball scholarship and helped lead the team to a 1994 NCAA Championship.

March 31, 2010: The Shock officially unveils their new jerseys. Players Alexis Hornbuckle, Marion Jones and Plenette Pierson wore the new uniforms at the official press conference. The Shock also announced that Warren Clinic Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine (Warren Clinic) will be the official health care partner and provide the team's physicians and team's athletic trainer.

May 15, 2010: In its first game in franchise history, the Tulsa Shock were narrowly defeated by the Minnesota Lynx, 74-80, in front of a sell-out crowd of over 8,000 fans at the BOK Center.

May 23, 2010: After a tough loss to the San Antonio Silver Stars, the Shock bounced back to record their first win in franchise history by defeating the Minnesota Lynx 94-82 on the road at the Target Center.

May 29, 2010: The Tulsa Shock made history once again when they recorded their first home victory at the BOK Center by beating the Indiana Fever, 79-74.

November 2, 2010: The Tulsa Shock were awarded the second overall pick in the 2011 WNBA draft.

April 5 ,2011: Teresa Edwards Inducted to Naismith Hall of Fame

May 31, 2011: Shock Players Participate in Relief Efforts in Joplin, MO

July 10, 2011: Nolan Richardson Steps Down, Teresa Edwards Named Interim Coach

July 20, 2011: Elizabeth Cambage is named to the 2011 All-Star Team. Cambage is the first All-Star to be named since the team relocated to Tulsa.

July 21, 2011: Kathy McConnell Miller Joins Shock as an Assistant Coach. Former University of Tulsa and Colorado Head Coach Kathy McConnell-Miller will join Interim Head Coach Teresa Edwards on the Shock bench as an assistant for the remainder of the season.

July 23, 2011: Sheryl Swoopes of the Tulsa Shock is Named All-Time Great

July 27, 2011: Tracy Murray Joins Shock Coaching Staff. Retired NBA player Tracy Murray has agreed to join Interim Head Coach Teresa Edwards' staff as an assistant coach for the remainder of the 2011 season.

November 10, 2011: Shock Awarded Fourth Pick In 2012 Draft

January 3, 2012: Shock Name Gary Kloppenburg New Head Coach. Kloppenburg has served as an assistant under Head Coach Lin Dunn with the Indiana Fever since 2008

February 22, 2012: Volt is an All-Star! Volt will join the best basketball players in the world in Orlando, Fla., this weekend for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game festivities.

April 13, 2012: Jason Glover Joins Shock as Associate Head Coach Glover joins Kloppenburg's coaching staff after spending three of the past four seasons as the Associate Head Coach for the Reno Bighorns in the NBA Development League. He also spent the 2010-11 season as a player development coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA.

September 6, 2012: Tulsa Shock awarded the third overall pick in 2013 draft.

May 31, 2013: The Tulsa Shock announce the hiring of Stacey Lovelace as an Assistant Coach who will replace Kathy McConnell-Miller on the bench for the remainder of the 2013 season.

June 16, 2013: Glory Johnson earns 32 points against Phoenix. Johnson's 32-point performance is the best by a player since the team relocated to Tulsa.

June 24, 2013: Glory Johnson is named the Western Conference Player of the Week averaging 17.3 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. Johnson's Player of the Week is the first for a Shock player since the team relocated to Tulsa.

July 19, 2013: The Shock's 62 rebounds against Connecticut is the second most all-time by a team in history of the WNBA. Glory Johnson and Elizabeth Cambage each grab 17 rebounds, the most by a player since the team relocated to Tulsa.

July 21, 2013: Tulsa Shock Takes No. 1 Spot on Team Merchandise List for the First Time. Diggins' Jersey is No. 2 top selling in the WNBA.

July 22, 2013: Elizabeth Cambage is named the Western Conference Player of the Week averaging 16.3 points and 13.3 rebounds per game.

July 23, 2013: Glory Johnson is named to the 2013 All-Star Team.

July 25, 2013: The Shock's 7-14 record is its best through 21 games since the franchise moved to Tulsa in 2010.

August 5, 2013: Elizabeth Cambage earns her second Western Conference Player of the Week honor in 2013. Cambage averaged 22.0 ppg while her .652 shooting percentage ranked second in the West.

September 8, 2013: Riquna Williams becomes the leading single-game scorer in WNBA history with 51 points in a win in San Antonio.

September 9, 2013: Riquna Williams earns her first Western Conference Player of the Week honor.

September 14, 2013: Tulsa finishes the 2013 season with the most wins since the team moved to Tulsa and finished with a 11-23 record.

September 20, 2013: Shock guard Skylar Diggins is named to the 2013 WNBA All-Rookie Team.

September 20, 2013: Glory Johnson is named to the 2013 WNBA All-Defensive Second Team.

September 24, 2013: Riquna Williams is named the 2013 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year. The first Shock player to receive the honor since the team relocated to Tulsa.

October 15, 2013: The Shock relieves head coach Gary Kloppenburg and assistant coaches Jason Glover and Stacey Lovelace of their coaching duties.

December 10, 2013: The Shock receive the number two overall pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft. Tulsa will draft 2nd, 13th and 27th overall on April 14, 2014.

January 23, 2014: Fred Williams is named Tulsas next Head Coach.

March 6, 2014: Former WNBA player, Bridget Pettis is named an Assistant Coach to Fred Williams coaching staff.