Detroit Shock facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsDetroit Shock
|Arena||The Palace of Auburn Hills|
|Location||Auburn Hills, Michigan|
|Team colors||Blue, dark blue, red, silver, white
|Championships||3 (2003, 2006, 2008)|
|Conference titles||4 (2003, 2006, 2007, 2008)|
Debuting in 1998, it was one of the league's first expansion franchises. It was also the first WNBA expansion franchise to win a WNBA Championship. The team was the sister team of the Detroit Pistons and from 2002 to the 2009 season was coached by Pistons legend Bill Laimbeer.
On October 20, 2009, it was announced that the Shock would be moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma to play in the new downtown arena, the BOK Center. Former men's college coach Nolan Richardson was named the team's new head coach. The Shock roster and history was retained along with the Shock name, but the team colors were changed to black, red, and gold. The franchise is currently known as Dallas Wings.
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