1998 Detroit Shock season

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1998 Detroit Shock season
Coach Nancy Lieberman
Arena The Palace of Auburn Hills
Attendance10,229 per game
Results
Record1713 (.567)
Place4th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Team Leaders
Points Sandy Brondello (14.2)
Rebounds Cindy Brown (10.0)
AssistsSandy 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. [1]

Contents

Offseason

Initial Player Allocation

PickPlayerNationalityWNBA TeamCollege/HS/Club Team
1 Cindy Brown (F)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Shock Long Beach State (from Seattle Reign, ABL)
2 Razija Mujanović (C)Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina Detroit Shock Bosnia and Herzegovina

Expansion Draft

PickPlayerNationalityWNBA TeamFormer WNBA Team
1 Rhonda Blades (G)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Shock (from New York Liberty)
3 Tajama Abraham (C)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Shock (from Sacramento Monarchs)
5 Tara Williams (G)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Shock (from Phoenix Mercury)
7 Lynette Woodard (G)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Shock (from Cleveland Rockers)

WNBA Draft

PickPlayerNationalitySchool
4thKorie HledeFlag of the United States.svg  United States Duquesne
14th Rachael Sporn Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Australia
24thGergana BranzovaFlag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Florida International
34th Sandy Brondello Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Australia

[2]

Regular season

Season standings

Eastern Conference WLPCTConf.GB
Cleveland Rockers x2010.66712–4
Charlotte Sting x1812.60011–52.0
New York Liberty o1812.6008–82.0
Detroit Shock o1713.5678–83.0
Washington Mystics o327.1001–1517.0

Season Schedule

DateOpponentScoreResultRecord
June 13 Charlotte 69-78Loss0-1
June 15 Cleveland 85-96Loss0-2
June 18@ Charlotte 67-71Loss0-3
June 20@ Cleveland 66-68Loss0-4
June 21@ Washington 70-57Win1-4
June 23 Sacramento 61-57Win2-4
June 25 Washington 79-71Win3-4
June 27@ Cleveland 84-73Win4-4
June 29 Charlotte 60-49Win5-4
July 1 New York 82-65Win6-4
July 6@ New York 56-59Loss6-5
July 8 Phoenix 76-78Loss6-6
July 9@ Houston 66-96Loss6-7
July 11@ Washington 53-78Loss6-8
July 13@ Utah 74-67Win7-8
July 15@ Phoenix 60-73Loss7-9
July 17 Utah 79-67Win8-9
July 18 Cleveland 72-57Win9-9
July 22 Washington 76-61Win10-9
July 25 Los Angeles 69-67Win11-9
July 26@ New York 62-78Loss11-10
July 31 Sacramento 78-77Win12-10
August 3@ Charlotte 68-71Loss12-11
August 5 Los Angeles 73-61Win13-11
August 7 Houston 57-61Loss13-12
August 10@ Utah 77-73Win14-12
August 11@ Sacramento 50-41Win15-12
August 14@ Phoenix 59-84Loss15-13
August 16@ Los Angeles 77-76Win16-13
August 19 New York 82-68Win17-13

[3]

Player stats

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

PlayerGPMINFGREBASTSTLBLKPTS
Sandy Brondello
Korie Hlede
Cindy Brown
Razija Mujanović
Carla Boyd
Rachael Sporn
Lynette Woodard
Gergana Branzova
Rhonda Blades
Tajama Abraham
Aneta Kausaite
Angie Hamblin
Mfon Udoka325130004

[4]

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  2. "Tulsa Shock Draft History". WNBA.com. Retrieved 2022-09-04.
  3. "SHOCK: 1998 Schedule".
  4. "1998 Detroit Shock Stats".