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1998 Detroit Shock season

1998 Detroit Shock season
Head Coach Nancy Lieberman
Arena The Palace of Auburn Hills
Attendance 10,229 per game
Results
Record 17–13
(.567)
Place 4th (Eastern)
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Detroit Shock seasons
< 1997 1999 >

The 1998 WNBA season was the 1st for the Detroit Shock. The team had an 0-4 start, but by season’s end they missed out on a postseason berth by just one game in the standings.[1]

Offseason

  • On January 27, 1998 a total of 4 players were assigned to two teams in no particular order.
  • On February 18, 1998 a WNBA expansion draft took place
  • On April 28, 1998 the regular WNBA draft took place.

Initial Player Allocation

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team College/HS/Club Team
1 Cindy Brown (F)  United States Detroit Shock Long Beach State (from Seattle Reign, ABL)
2 Razija Mujanović (C)  Bosnia and Herzegovina Detroit Shock Bosnia and Herzegovina

Expansion Draft

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team Former WNBA Team
1 Rhonda Blades (G)  United States Detroit Shock (from New York Liberty)
3 Tajama Abraham (C)  United States Detroit Shock (from Sacramento Monarchs)
5 Tara Williams (G)  United States Detroit Shock (from Phoenix Mercury)
7 Lynette Woodard (G)  United States Detroit Shock (from Cleveland Rockers)

WNBA Draft

Pick Player Nationality School
4th Korie Hlede  United States Duquesne
14th Rachael Sporn  Australia Australia
24th Gergana Branzova  Hungary Florida International
34th Sandy Brondello  Australia Australia
[2]

Regular season

Season standings

Eastern Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Cleveland Rockers x 20 10 .667 12–4
Charlotte Sting x 18 12 .600 11–5 2.0
New York Liberty o 18 12 .600 8–8 2.0
Detroit Shock o 17 13 .567 8–8 3.0
Washington Mystics o 3 27 .100 1–15 17.0

Season Schedule

Date Opponent Score Result Record
June 13 Charlotte 69-78 Loss 0-1
June 15 Cleveland 85-96 Loss 0-2
June 18 @ Charlotte 67-71 Loss 0-3
June 20 @ Cleveland 66-68 Loss 0-4
June 21 @ Washington 70-57 Win 1-4
June 23 Sacramento 61-57 Win 2-4
June 25 Washington 79-71 Win 3-4
June 27 @ Cleveland 84-73 Win 4-4
June 29 Charlotte 60-49 Win 5-4
July 1 New York 82-65 Win 6-4
July 6 @ New York 56-59 Loss 6-5
July 8 Phoenix 76-78 Loss 6-6
July 9 @ Houston 66-96 Loss 6-7
July 11 @ Washington 53-78 Loss 6-8
July 13 @ Utah 74-67 Win 7-8
July 15 @ Phoenix 60-73 Loss 7-9
July 17 Utah 79-67 Win 8-9
July 18 Cleveland 72-57 Win 9-9
July 22 Washington 76-61 Win 10-9
July 25 Los Angeles 69-67 Win 11-9
July 26 @ New York 62-78 Loss 11-10
July 31 Sacramento 78-77 Win 12-10
August 3 @ Charlotte 68-71 Loss 12-11
August 5 Los Angeles 73-61 Win 13-11
August 7 Houston 57-61 Loss 13-12
August 10 @ Utah 77-73 Win 14-12
August 11 @ Sacramento 50-41 Win 15-12
August 14 @ Phoenix 59-84 Loss 15-13
August 16 @ Los Angeles 77-76 Win 16-13
August 19 New York 82-68 Win 17-13
[3]

Player stats

Note: GP= Games played; FG = Field Goals; MIN= Minutes; REB= Rebounds; AST= Assists; STL = Steals; BLK = Blocks; PTS = Points

Player GP MIN FG REB AST STL BLK PTS
Sandy Brondello
Korie Hlede
Cindy Brown
Razija Brcaninovic
Carla Boyd
Rachael Sporn
Lynette Woodard
Gergana Branzova
Rhonda Blades
Tajama Abraham
Aneta Kausaite
Angie Hamblin
Mfon Udoka 3 25 1 3 0 0 0 4
[4]


References

External links

  • Shock on Basketball Reference
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