Atlanta Dream facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAtlanta Dream
|Founded||October 17, 2007|
|Arena||Gateway Center Arena|
|Location||College Park, Georgia|
|Team colors||Red, dark grey, light grey, white, light blue
|General manager||Chris Sienko|
|Head coach||Nicki Collen|
|Ownership||Dream Too LLC|
|Conference titles||3 (2010, 2011, 2013)|
The Atlanta Dream are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia, playing in the Eastern Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded for the 2008 WNBA season. The team is owned by Dream Too LLC, which is composed of two Atlanta businesswomen: Mary Brock and U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler. Although the Dream share the Atlanta market with the National Basketball Association's Hawks, the Dream is not affiliated with their NBA counterpart. The Dream play at the Gateway Center Arena in College Park, Georgia.
The Dream has qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in nine of its 12 years in Atlanta and has reached the WNBA Finals three times. The franchise has been home to many high-quality players such as University of Louisville standouts Angel McCoughtry and Shoni Schimmel, former Finals MVP Betty Lennox, and Brazilian sharpshooter Izi Castro Marques. In 2010, the Dream went to the WNBA Finals but fell short to Seattle. They lost to the Minnesota Lynx in the 2011 and 2013 WNBA Finals.
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