Tulsa Shock

The Tulsa Shock are an American women 's basketball team in the Women's National Basketball Association based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The franchise was founded in 1998 under the name Detroit Shock and took the start of the 1998 season on the game mode. In the seasons 2003, 2006 and 2008, the Shock won the WNBA Championship. Before the 2010 season, the franchise moved to Tulsa, where the name of the franchise was retained. Only the team colors changed from blue, white, red in black, red, gold.

  • 2.1 Sporting achievements
  • 2.2 season statistics
  • 4.1 squads of the 2012 season
  • 4.2 first-round choice in the WNBA Draft Rights
  • 6.1 Notes and references


Detroit Shock (1998 to 2009)

  • Main article: Detroit Shock

The Detroit Shock were formed in 1997 and were the first professional women's basketball team in Michigan. They won in 2003, 2006 and 2008 WNBA Championship, which they were the most successful team in the WNBA after the Houston Comets (4 items).

Tulsa Shock ( since 2010)

Relocation from Detroit to Tulsa ( since 2010)

On 20 October 2009 verlautbarte WNBA President Donna Orender, together with the investor Bill Cameron, David Box, Tulsa Mayor Kathy Tylor, the Governor of Oklahoma Brad Henry and head coach Nolan Richardson, that the franchise of the Detroit Shock to Tulsa will be resettled. On January 23, 2010 it was announced that the team name will not change, however, but the team colors are black from the 2010 season, red, gold.

Achievements and honors

Sporting successes

While the Detroit Shock 2003, 2006 and 2008 won the WNBA Championship, the Tulsa Shock could hardly celebrate sporting success since moving from Auburn Hills before the 2010 season. In the two previous seasons, the franchise finished the season in last place of the league, respectively.

Season statistics

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


After the 2009 season, the Shock were officially ready for sale. A group of investors from Tulsa, Oklahoma were interested in the purchase of the franchise and to underpin their intentions was born on 20 October 2009, Nolan Richardson, the potential new coach of the Shock presents. Finally, the Shock were successfully relocated to Tulsa and thus Richardson is in the 2010 season, the first head coach of the Tulsa Shock be.


Squad of the Season 2012

As of July 19, 2012

First-round choice in the WNBA Draft Rights

So far, the Tulsa Shock of 2010, two players in the first round since the WNBA Draft could select, but for the first time in the edition of 2011.

The highest-ever had the right to vote Tulsa Shock in 2011, when they could choose Liz Cambage second overall position. Furthermore, they selected at the fourth position in the WNBA Draft 2012 Glory Johnson. So far, all players who chose the Tulsa Shock since 2010 in the first round came, yet in the same season in the jersey of the club to their first use in the WNBA. Moreover, stood with Liz Cambage, Glory Johnson, Kayla Pedersen, Riquna Williams and Ivory Latta, which was still selected by the Detroit Shock, five players who were selected to 2012 by the Shock in a Draft, in the 2012 season in the squad of franchise.