|1998 Detroit Shock season|
|Arena||The Palace of Auburn Hills|
|Attendance||10,229 per game|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
|Points||Sandy Brondello (14.2)|
|Rebounds||Cindy Brown (10.0)|
|Assists||Sandy Brondello (3.2)|
The 1998 WNBA season was the first 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.
|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|
|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)|
|4th||Korie Hlede||United States||Duquesne|
|24th||Gergana Branzova||Hungary||Florida International|
|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|
|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 27||@ Cleveland||84-73||Win||4-4|
|July 1||New York||82-65||Win||6-4|
|July 6||@ New York||56-59||Loss||6-5|
|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 25||Los Angeles||69-67||Win||11-9|
|July 26||@ New York||62-78||Loss||11-10|
|August 3||@ Charlotte||68-71||Loss||12-11|
|August 5||Los Angeles||73-61||Win||13-11|
|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|
Note: GP= Games played; FG = Field Goals; MIN= Minutes; REB= Rebounds; AST= Assists; STL = Steals; BLK = Blocks; PTS = Points
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