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Utah Starzz
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Conference Western
Leagues WNBA
Founded 1997
History Utah Starzz
San Antonio Silver Stars
San Antonio Stars
Las Vegas Aces
Arena Delta Center
Location Salt Lake City, Utah
Team colors Green, Purple, Light Blue, Copper, Black, White
General manager Jay Francis
Head coach Candi Harvey
Ownership Larry H. Miller
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours

The Utah Starzz were a Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. They began play in the 1997 WNBA season as one of the league's eight original teams. The Starzz relocated, in 2003, to San Antonio where the team became the San Antonio Silver Stars. The Starzz were the sister team to the NBA's Utah Jazz.

Franchise History

One of the eight original WNBA teams, the Starzz, which was partially named after the old ABA team. Utah Jazz ownership was not interested in keeping the Starzz, and without new owners the team would have folded. No local ownership was found, so in 2002, the Starzz announced their intentions to move out of Salt Lake City. On December 5, 2002, the Utah Starzz was bought by Spurs Sports & Entertainment, and it was announced that the Starzz would move immediately to San Antonio and change their nickname to the Silver Stars.


  • 1997–2002: For home games, white with blue on the sides and shoulders and white Starzz logo text on the chest. For away games, blue with purple on the sides and white Starzz logo text on the chest. The Starzz logo is on the shorts.
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