Las Vegas Aces

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Las Vegas Aces
Las Vegas Aces logo
HistoryUtah Starzz
San Antonio Silver Stars
San Antonio Stars
Las Vegas Aces
ArenaMichelob Ultra Arena
LocationParadise, Nevada
Team colorsRed, black, gold, silver[1][2]
PresidentNikki Fargas
General managerNatalie Williams
Head coachBecky Hammon
Assistant(s)Natalie Nakase
Tyler Marsh
Charlene Thomas-Swinson
OwnershipMark Davis (majority)
Tom Brady (minority)[3][4]
Championships1 (2022)
Conference titles1 (2008)
Retired numbers1 (25)

The Las Vegas Aces are an American professional basketball team. They are based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Aces play basketball in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). They are in the WNBA's Western Conference. When they play basketball in Las Vegas, the Aces play at Michelob Ultra Arena in Mandalay Bay. The Aces won the 2022 WNBA Championship.

The team was made in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was first named the Utah Starzz. It then moved to San Antonio, Texas, and was named the San Antonio Silver Stars. Later, the name was changed to San Antonio Stars. In 2018, the team moved to Las Vegas.[5] The Aces are one of three WNBA teams that plays in a place with no NBA team. The other two are the Connecticut Sun and the Seattle Storm. The team has gone to the WNBA Finals three times. They went in 2008, 2020, and 2022.

Many good basketball players have been on the Aces, such as Ann Wauters, Dearica Hamby and A'ja Wilson. As of 2022, the team is coached by Becky Hammon.[6] Hammon played for the San Antonio Stars from 2007 to 2014.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nike, WNBA Unveil New Uniform Collection For 2021". (Press release). NBA Media Ventures, LLC. April 8, 2021. Retrieved April 12, 2021.
  2. "Las Vegas Aces Reproduction Guideline Sheet". WNBA Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  3. "WNBA Approves Sale Of The Las Vegas Aces To Mark Davis". (Press release). WNBA Enterprises, LLC. February 12, 2021. Retrieved September 6, 2022.
  4. "Tom Brady purchases ownership stake in WNBA's Las Vegas Aces, partners with Raiders boss Mark Davis". Retrieved 2023-03-24.
  5. "MGM Resorts Selects 'Las Vegas Aces' As New Name For WNBA Franchise" (Press release). WNBA Enterprises, LLC. December 11, 2017. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  6. "Sources: Hammon, Aces near richest WNBA deal". 2021-12-31. Retrieved 2022-01-01.
  7. "Stars Retire Becky Hammon's Jersey". WNBA Enterprises, LLC. June 27, 2016. Archived from the original on November 4, 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016.