San Antonio Stars
The Silver Stars are the sister team of the San Antonio Spurs.
- 4.1 squads of the 2012 season
- 4.2 first-round choice in the WNBA Draft Rights
Until 2002, the team had to be at home in Salt Lake City, Utah under the name Utah Starzz, who were like all the other teams in the league owned by the NBA. As in 2002, the NBA, decided to sell all teams at the based in the same city NBA teams or to any third party, no one was interested in the franchise. Unlike other teams, which had to be terminated due to the lack of interest, the franchise was sold to the owner of the San Antonio Spurs. Thus, the team were relocated to San Antonio, where the Starzz the Silver Stars were. However, this relocation happened at a particularly inopportune moment for the Utah Starzz were able to celebrate small successes slowly in the WNBA, the resettlement some important players were transferred, so the Silver Stars were able to celebrate any significant success until 2006.
Before the 2007 season, the Silver Stars Becky Hammon, Ruth Riley, Erin Buescher and Sandora Irvin brought to San Antonio. Helen Darling Draft 2007 was further selected in the Dispersal Draft and Camille Little in the WNBA. In addition, the Silver Stars held their key players in San Antonio. Through this surprising upgrade included the Silver Stars during the 2007 season as one of the strongest teams in the Western Conference. Thus, it came as no surprise that the Silver Stars for the first time moved in since moving to San Antonio in the WNBA playoffs where they beat the Sacramento Monarchs in the Western Conference Semifinals 2-1. In the Western Conference Finals, they then lost, however, against the Phoenix Mercury. For the election of the WNBA MVP of the 2007 season Becky Hammon was elected to the second place.
Achievements and honors
The first big success celebrated the San Antonio Silver Stars during the 2008 season when they first finished the regular season as the most successful team in the Western Conference. With 24 wins in 34 games this season, however, the Silver Stars led to not only the Western Conference but also the league. In addition, they achieved this season for the first time in franchise history (including the time in Utah) WNBA Finals, where they play in the Detroit Shock subject to 0:3. By reaching the final series also winning the Western Conference title was connected.
Note: GP = Games, W = Wins, L = Losses
Squad of the Season 2012
As of July 15, 2012
First-round choice in the WNBA Draft Rights
Since its relocation in 2002, the club had six draft rights in the first round of the WNBA draft. Only in the years 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009 had the Silver Stars a single draft pick in the first round.
With Sophia Young ( 2006) and Kendra Wecker ( 2005) was the franchise twice so far, a player at the fourth position select (Note: in 1999, when the franchise was still in Utah, the club was able to secure the first draft law ). So far, all players who chose the Silver Stars since 2004 in the first round came, yet in the same season in the jersey of the club to their first use in the WNBA. In addition, with Daniella Adams, Jayne Appel, Shenise Johnson, Danielle Robinson and Sophia Young were still six players who were selected to 2012 of the Silver Stars in a Draft, in the 2012 season in the squad of the franchise.