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Utah Starzz
Utah Starzz logo
Conference Western
Leagues WNBA
Founded1997
HistoryUtah Starzz
(1997–2002)
San Antonio Silver Stars
(2003–2013)
San Antonio Stars
(2014–2017)
Las Vegas Aces
(2018–present)
Arena Delta Center
Location Salt Lake City, Utah
Team colorsGreen, Purple, Light Blue, Copper, Black, White
                             
General managerJay Francis
Head coachCandi Harvey
Ownership Larry H. Miller
Uniforms

The Utah Starzz were a Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. They began play in the 1997 WNBA season as one of the league's eight original teams. The Starzz relocated, in 2003, to San Antonio where the team became the San Antonio Silver Stars. The Starzz were the sister team to the NBA's Utah Jazz.

Franchise History

One of the eight original WNBA teams, the Starzz, which was partially named after the old ABA team. Utah Jazz ownership was not interested in keeping the Starzz, and without new owners the team would have folded. No local ownership was found, so in 2002, the Starzz announced their intentions to move out of Salt Lake City. On December 5, 2002, the Utah Starzz was bought by Spurs Sports & Entertainment, and it was announced that the Starzz would move immediately to San Antonio and change their nickname to the Silver Stars.

Uniforms

  • 1997–2002: For home games, white with blue on the sides and shoulders and white Starzz logo text on the chest. For away games, blue with purple on the sides and white Starzz logo text on the chest. The Starzz logo is on the shorts.

Season-by-season records

Players

Final roster

Utah Starzz roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
G 43 United States Aguilar, Elisha 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 156 lb (71 kg) George Washington
G 8 United States Azzi, Jennifer 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 144 lb (65 kg) Stanford
G 20 United States Caufield, LaNeisha 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Oklahoma
F 34 United States Crockrom, Danielle 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 158 lb (72 kg) Baylor
C 12 Poland Dydek, Margo 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 223 lb (101 kg) Poland
G 3 United States Ferdinand, Marie 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 153 lb (69 kg) LSU
F/C 50 United States Gardner, Andrea 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Howard
G 15 United States Goodson, Adrienne 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Old Dominion
C 54 United States Herrig, Amy 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Iowa
F 23 United States Johnson, LaTonya 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 149 lb (68 kg) Memphis
G 21 United States Randall, Semeka 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Tennessee
F 24 United States Williams, Natalie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) UCLA
Head coach
  • United States Candi Harvey (Ouachita Baptist)
Assistant coaches
  • United States Tammi Reiss (Eastern Michigan)
  • United States Bobbi Morse (Virginia)




Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (IN) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Notable players

Adrienne Goodson

Coaches

Head coaches

All-time notes

Draft picks

  • 1997 Elite Draft: Dena Head (1), Wendy Palmer (9)
  • 1997 WNBA Draft: Tammi Reiss (5), Jessie Hicks (12), Raegan Scott (21), Kim Williams (28)
  • 1998 WNBA Draft: Margo Dydek (1), Olympia Scott (11), LaTonya Johnson (21), Tricia Bader (31)
  • 1999 WNBA Draft: Natalie Williams (3), Debbie Black (15), Adrienne Goodson (27), Dalma Ivanyi (39)
  • 2000 WNBA Draft: Naomi Mulitauaopele (12), Stacy Frese (35), Kristen Rasmussen (51)
  • 2001 WNBA Draft: Marie Ferdinand (8), Michaela Pavlickova (24), Shea Ralph (40), Cara Consuegra (56)
  • 2002 WNBA Draft: Danielle Crockrom (11), Andrea Gardner (27), Edmarie Lumbsley (43), Jaclyn Winfield (59)

All-stars

  • 1999: Natalie Williams
  • 2000: Natalie Williams
  • 2001: Natalie Williams
  • 2002: Marie Ferdinand, Adrienne Goodson

References

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