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The Connecticut Sun are a Women's National Basketball Association team based in Uncasville, Connecticut. They began to play in the 2003 WNBA season. The Sun was the first WNBA franchise to be owned by a party other than an NBA team owner; the team is owned by the Mohegan Native American tribe. The team plays its home games at the tribe's Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort .
2003 - Present:
- For home games, white with sun red on the sides and red Sun logo text on the chest. For away games, blue with sun red with yellow trim on the sides and yellow Sun logo text on the chest. The Sun logo is on the shorts.
1999 - 2002:
- For home games, white with blue on the sides and shoulders and white Miracle logo text on the chest. For away games, blue with white on the sides and white Miracle logo text on the chest. The Miracle logo is on the shorts.
Conference Championships: 2004
The Sun used to be the Orlando Miracle. On January 28, 2003, Connecticut was announced as the location the Miracle would relocate to. In October of 2002, the Miracle had announced their intentions to move out of Orlando, Florida. The Miracle had begun play in the WNBA in 1999. They had played their games at TD Waterhouse Centre.
The Sun lost their first game, 79 to 72, to the Houston Comets.
In 2004 they drafted Minnesota Golden Gophers star Lindsay Whalen amidst rumors they would trade her to the Minnesota Lynx. However, she remained on the team through the season and would lead the Sun to the WNBA Finals in their second season of existence, where they lost a three game series 2-1 to the Seattle Storm.
Hall of Famers
Not to be forgotten
- Debbie Black
- Rebecca Lobo
- Nykesha Sales
- Taj McWilliams-Franklin
- Lindsay Whalen
Coaches and others
- Carolyn Peck (1998-2002)
- Dee Brown (2002)
- Mike Thibault (2002-Present)
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