Phoenix Mercury

The Phoenix Mercury are a team of North American women's professional basketball league the WNBA (Women's National Basketball Association). Play their home games from the team at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Mercury are the sister team of the Phoenix Suns in the NBA. The team name comes from the planet Mercury (English Mercury ), since the Mercury the closest planet to the Sun (English Sun ).

2007 and 2009, won the Mercury, led by Cappie Pondexter and Diana Taurasi WNBA Championship.

  • 3.1 Current squad of the 2009 season
  • 3.2 Former players
  • 3.3 Locked jersey numbers

Achievements and honors

Sporting successes

The Mercury won in the 2007 and 2009 season, the WNBA championship, so are the Mercury one of the most successful franchises of the WNBA.

Season statistics

Note: GP = Games, W = Wins, L = Losses


  • Cheryl Miller (1997-2000)
  • Cynthia Cooper (2001-2002)
  • Linda Sharp ( 2002)
  • John Shumate (2003)
  • Carrie Graf (2004-2005)
  • Paul Westhead (2006-2007)
  • Corey Gaines (since 2008)


Current squad of the 2009 season

As of July 14, 2009

Former players

  • Marlies Askamp
  • Kayte Christensen
  • Anna DeForge
  • Jennifer Gillom
  • Lisa Harrison
  • Carolyn Moos
  • Plenette Pierson
  • Brandy Reed
  • Maria Stepanova
  • Lindsay Taylor
  • Adrian Williams

Locked jersey numbers

The jersey numbers following players are not longer available from Mercury: