2004 WNBA season

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2004 WNBA season
League Women's National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
DurationMay 20 - October 12
Number of games34
Number of teams13
Total attendance1,903,427
Average attendance8,613
TV partner(s) ABC, ESPN
2004 WNBA Draft
Top draft pick Flag of the United States.svg Diana Taurasi
Picked by Phoenix Mercury
Regular season
Season MVP Flag of the United States.svg Lisa Leslie (Los Angeles)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Connecticut Sun
  Eastern runners-up New York Liberty
Western champions Seattle Storm
  Western runners-up Sacramento Monarchs
Finals
Champions Seattle Storm
  Runners-up Connecticut Sun
Finals MVP Flag of the United States.svg Betty Lennox (Seattle)
WNBA seasons

The 2004 WNBA Season was the Women's National Basketball Association's eighth season. The league had one fewer team than in 2003 as the Cleveland Rockers folded after the 2003 season. The season ended with the Seattle Storm winning their first WNBA Championship, as their head coach Anne Donovan became the first female coach to win a WNBA championship.

Contents

Regular season standings

Eastern Conference

Eastern Conference WLPCTGBHomeRoadConf.
Connecticut Sun x1816.52910–78–914–6
New York Liberty x1816.52911–67–1010–10
Detroit Shock x1717.5001.08–99–811–9
Washington Mystics x1717.5001.011–66–119–11
Charlotte Sting o1618.4712.010–76–118–12
Indiana Fever o1519.4413.010–75–128–12

Western Conference

Western Conference WLPCTGBHomeRoadConf.
Los Angeles Sparks x259.73515–210–716–6
Seattle Storm x2014.5885.013–47–1013–9
Minnesota Lynx x1816.5297.011–67–1012–10
Sacramento Monarchs x1816.5297.010–78–912–10
Phoenix Mercury o1717.5008.010–77–1011–11
Houston Comets o1321.38212.09–84–137–15
San Antonio Silver Stars o925.26516.06–113–146–16

Season award winners

AwardWinnerTeam
WNBA Finals MVP Award Betty Lennox Seattle Storm
WNBA Most Valuable Player Award Lisa Leslie Los Angeles Sparks
WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award Lisa Leslie Los Angeles Sparks
WNBA Most Improved Player Award Kelly Miller/ Wendy Palmer (co-winners) Indiana Fever/ Connecticut Sun
WNBA Peak Performer Lauren Jackson Seattle Storm
WNBA Peak Performer Lisa Leslie Los Angeles Sparks
WNBA Rookie of the Year Award Diana Taurasi Phoenix Mercury
Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award Teresa Edwards Minnesota Lynx
WNBA Coach of the Year Award Suzie McConnell Serio Minnesota Lynx

Playoffs

First Round
Best of 3
Conference Finals
Best of 3
WNBA Finals
Best of 3
         
E1 Connecticut 2
E4 Washington 1
E1 Connecticut 2
Eastern Conference
E2 New York 0
E2 New York 2
E3 Detroit 1
E1 Connecticut 1
W2 Seattle 2
W1 Los Angeles 1
W4 Sacramento 2
W4 Sacramento 1
Western Conference
W2 Seattle 2
W2 Seattle 2
W3 Minnesota 0

Coaches

Eastern Conference

Western Conference


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