kids encyclopedia robot

San Antonio Stars facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
San Antonio Stars
San Antonio Stars logo
Conference Western
Leagues WNBA
Founded 1997
History Utah Starzz
(1997–2002)
San Antonio Silver Stars
(2003–2013)
San Antonio Stars
(2014–2017)
Las Vegas Aces
(2018–present)
Arena AT&T Center
Location San Antonio, Texas
Team colors Silver, black
         
Ownership Spurs Sports & Entertainment
Championships 0
Conference titles 1 (2008)
Retired numbers 1 (25)
Uniforms
Kit body blacksides.png
Home jersey
Kit shorts blacksides.png
Team colours
Home
Kit body unknown.svg
Away jersey
Team colours
Team colours
Away

The San Antonio Stars were a professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas, playing in the Western Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded in Salt Lake City, Utah, as the Utah Starzz before the league's inaugural 1997 season began; then moved to San Antonio before the 2003 season and became the San Antonio Silver Stars, then simply the San Antonio Stars in 2014. The team was owned by Spurs Sports & Entertainment, which also owned the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA. The team was sold to MGM Resorts International in 2017 and became the Las Vegas Aces for the 2018 season.

The Stars qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in seven of their fourteen years in San Antonio. The franchise has been home to many high-quality players such as all-star point guard Becky Hammon, solid power-forward Sophia Young, former first-overall draft pick Ann Wauters, and seven-foot-two-inch center Margo Dydek. In 2008, the Silver Stars went to the WNBA Finals but they were swept by Detroit.

The Stars played their games at AT&T Center.

kids search engine
San Antonio Stars Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.