The Connecticut Sun play their basketball in the Women's National Basketball Association's Eastern Conference. The franchise was born as a result of the 1999 WNBA expansion from 10 teams to 12. The original home of the team was Orlando, then called the Orlando Miracle, until the Mohegan Tribe purchased the team and requested a move to Connecticut. The official announcement for the move to Uncasville, Connecticut, along with the name change to the Connecticut Sun, was delivered to basketball fans on January 28, 2003. The name "Sun" honors an ancient symbol of the Mohegan tribe. The Connecticut Sun have thrived in their new home in the Mohegan Sun Arena, benefiting from the popularity of women's basketball in the area and the fact they are the only WNBA franchise without an NBA franchise with whom they must share the city. You can find Connecticut Sun tickets at StubHub, the world's leading ticket marketplace.
Where can I see a Connecticut Sun basketball game?
Home games for the Connecticut Sun are played at Mohegan Sun Arena. The 10,000-seat multipurpose arena is also home to more than their fair share of blockbuster concerts and other premier sporting events. The Mohegan Sun arena was named Sports Arena of the Year by the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas in 2013.
When can I see a Connecticut Sun basketball game?
The regular season for the 2020 Connecticut Sun begins on Saturday, May 16, with a home game against the New York Liberty. The 36-game regular season for the Sun ends on September 20 in Washington with a game against the Mystics.
What players will I see when I attend a Connecticut Sun basketball game?
Jonquel Jones is the leader of the team, helping them go 23-11 in 2019 and make it all the way to the WNBA Finals. Jones averaged 14.6 points a game and 9.7 rebounds during the regular season. She increased both averages to nearly 18 points a game and more than 10 rebounds per contest. Fans of the Sun can expect to enjoy the stellar play of Jones for quite a bit longer now that she has signed a new multi-year deal with the team. The joy Courtney Williams feels when she plays basketball is contagious to both her teammates and the fans seated in the arena. The 5ft 8in Williams was second on the team in both scoring and assists with 13.2 and 3.8 respectively. Alyssa Thomas and Jasmine Thomas are two other Sun players who made major contributions to the team a year ago.
Who are the coaches for the Connecticut Sun?
Curt Miller is the head coach and general manager of the Connecticut Sun team. Miller recently announced that he would retain all members of the coaching staff that guided the team to the WNBA finals in 2019. This means that both Chris Koclanes and Brandi Poole will be back as assistant coaches for the team. Poole joined the Sun two seasons ago and is believed to be a major reason for the team's success in that time. Koclanes was one of the first hires made by Miller when he accepted the head coaching job with the Sun and has been an assistant coach for the team for five years.
What players have been honored by the Connecticut Sun?
Former Sun player Margo Dydek was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2019. The 7ft 2in Dydek was a star in her native Poland, as well as the European continent as a whole before becoming the tallest woman to play in the WNBA. Dydek was a member of the Connecticut Sun from 2005-2007, leading the team to the league finals in 2005. Nykesha Sales entered her rookie season as a member of the Sun franchise in their first year of existence. Sales averaged 14.2 points and 4.2 rebounds over nine seasons with the Sun. Katie Douglas played eight of her 14 WNBA seasons as a member of the Connecticut Sun franchise. Douglas ended her WNBA career with a 13.5 scoring average and 3.8 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun became instant title contenders when they used the fourth pick in the 2004 WNBA draft to add Lindsay Whalen to the team. Whalen is the franchise assist leader with 964 assists while playing point guard for the Sun. Get your Connecticut Sun tickets at StubHub.Back to Top
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