Portland Fire

The Portland Fire were a team of North American women's professional basketball league the WNBA. Its home games was from the team at the Rose Garden of Portland, Oregon. Fire was the sister team to the NBA club the Portland Trail Blazers.


The team was founded in 2000. Three years later, the game operation for financial reasons had to be discontinued. The Fire are the only WNBA team ( with the exception of the newly formed Chicago Sky and Atlanta Dream), which was never able to reach the playoffs and - together with the Miami Sol - the team with the shortest life span in the WNBA.

Season after season

Former players

  • Tully Bevilaqua
  • Sylvia Crawley
  • Vanessa Nygaard
  • Jackie Stiles
  • Stacey Thomas
  • Michele Van Gorp
  • DeMya Walker

Head Coach

The team was coached all three seasons of Linda Hargrove.