Detroit Shock Relocating to Tulsa
It's official, one of the WNBA's most successful teams is relocating. After rumors swirled and reports surfaced this week, the league has announced that the Detroit Shock are moving to Tulsa, Okla.
Here's what Tom Wilson, President of Palace Sports and Entertainment in Detroit, said about the decision to give up the franchise. You can read the league's full release here.
"This decision was one of the toughest we have ever made; it was not reached easily," Wilson said. "The Shock has been a true force in the WNBA, but the fact of the matter is that the economic realities have caused us to make this decision. We deeply appreciate what the Shock have meant to Detroit and want to publicly thank the players, coaches and the entire organization for their class, commitment and championships. They represented Detroit well and we are delighted that they have found a new and exciting home in Tulsa. We are sure the fans in Tulsa will quickly embrace these dedicated players."
Former Tulsa and Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson will be the Tulsa team's coach and general manager.
October 20, 2009; 1:13 PM ET
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