Connecticut Sun

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Connecticut Sun
Founded1999; 24 years ago (1999)
HistoryOrlando Miracle
Connecticut Sun
ArenaMohegan Sun Arena
LocationUncasville, Connecticut
Team colorsOrange, navy blue, white[1][2][3]
Main sponsorFrontier Communications
General managerDarius Taylor
Head coachStephanie White
Assistant(s)Abi Olajuwon
Briann January
Conference titles3 (2004, 2005, 2022)

The Connecticut Sun are an American professional basketball team. They are based in Uncasville, Connecticut. The Sun play basketball in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). They are in the WNBA's Eastern Conference. When they play basketball in Connecticut, the Sun play at Mohegan Sun Arena. The team is owned by the Mohegan Indian tribe.

The team was made in 1999. It was first named the Orlando Miracle. It was in Orlando, Florida. It was related to the Orlando Magic, a basketball team in the NBA. In 2003, the Mohegan Indian tribe bought the team.[4] They were the first Native American tribe to own a sports franchise. The team moved to Connecticut.[5] The Sun are one of three WNBA teams that plays in a place with no NBA team. The other two are the Las Vegas Aces and the Seattle Storm.

As of 2022, the team is coached by Stephanie White. White was a player for the Indiana Fever before she started coaching. As of 2023, the Sun have been to the WNBA Playoffs eight times.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Connecticut Sun Announce 20th Anniversary Season". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. February 15, 2022. Retrieved September 5, 2022. Today, the Connecticut Sun announced details of our 20th Anniversary season and unveiled their 20th Anniversary logo to commemorate their two decades in Connecticut. The logo, which celebrates the franchise's platinum year, features the current Connecticut Sun logo with a 20th Anniversary demarcation and keeps the Sun's orange, blue and white color scheme.
  2. "Connecticut Sun Uniform Unveil". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. April 8, 2021. Retrieved April 10, 2021.
  3. "Connecticut Sun Reproduction Guideline Sheet". WNBA Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  4. "Mohegan Tribe to Own WNBA Team in Connecticut". The New York Times. January 28, 2003. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
  5. "Sun Unveil Logo, Announce Assistant Coaches". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. March 27, 2003. Archived from the original on April 15, 2003. Retrieved November 28, 2018.