2006 WNBA season
The 2006 season is the tenth regular season of the Women's National Basketball Association ( WNBA). This season, the Chicago Sky have been added to the league.
The regular season began on May 20, 2007 with the match between the reigning champions, the Sacramento Monarchs, and the Phoenix Mercury and continued without interruption until 13 August 2007. Lisa Leslie was chosen to coach the season for the Most Valuable Player and Mike Thibault. The WNBA Playoffs began on August 17, 2007. WNBA championship won already for the second time after 2003, the Detroit Shock defeated in the final series, the Sacramento Monarchs 3-2. Shock Guard Deanna Nolan was named Finals MVP.
The 7th WNBA All-Star Game took place on 12 July 2007 at Madison Square Garden in New York City instead, which could decide the Eastern All Stars with 98-82 against the Western All Stars for itself. Connecticut Sun point guard, Katie Douglas was named the MVP of the game here.
- 2.1 Statements Tables
- 3.1 Conference Semifinals ( Round 1 ) 3.1.1 Eastern Conference
- 3.1.2 Western Conference
- 5.1 WNBA All- Decade Team
- 5.2 Honorable Mention
- Main article: WNBA Draft 2006
Before the WNBA Draft 2006 Expansion Draft for the Chicago Sky took place on 16 November 2005. The tenth WNBA Draft took place on 5th April 2006 at Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts, United States instead. The selection order is set in a lottery. This won the Minnesota Lynx in front of the Phoenix Mercury and the Charlotte Sting.
As a first pick, the Lynx pulled the U.S. Seimone Augustus ( G). After Phoenix started off in second place Cappie Pondexter (G ), followed by Monique Currie (G ) in third place. Overall, the 14 franchises secured the rights to 42 players. The lion's share with over three quarters of all players presented the United States.
Top 5 picks
Abbreviations: Pos = Position G = Guard, F = Forward, C = Center
Note: GP = Games, W = Wins, L = Losses
Notes: In parentheses is the placement within the Conference; = Playoff qualification, = Conference Winner
Conference Semifinals ( Round 1 )
Conference Finals ( Round 2)
Finals ( Round 3 )
WNBA awards and award trophies
WNBA All- Decade Team
Occasion of the tenth anniversary of the WNBA in 2006 chose fans, media, current players and coaches, the ten players who had the most influence on the success of the WNBA. The following ten players ( and five Honorable Mentions ) were selected from a list of 30 names:
WNBA All- Decade Team
All ten have won Olympic medals: Jackson won silver with Australia and the rest gold for the United States. Seven of them won the WNBA Championship ( Swoopes, Cooper and Thompson with Houston, Leslie with Los Angeles, Bird and Jackson with Seattle and Griffith with Sacramento ).