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Encyclopedia > Los Angeles Sparks
Los Angeles Sparks
Los Angeles Sparks logo
Conference Western Conference
Founded 1997
Arena Thomas & Mack Center
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Team Colors Purple, Gold
Owner Kathy Goodman & Carla Christofferson
General Manager Maral Rostami
Head Coach Maral Rostami
WNBA Championships 2 (2001,2002)
Conference Titles 3 (2001, 2002, 2003)

The Los Angeles Sparks are a Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1997, they are one of the 8 original WNBA teams and were one of the teams that participated in the league's inaugural game. The Sparks are the sister team of the Los Angeles Lakers. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The Thomas & Mack Center is an arena on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The facility was first opened in the summer of 1983. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


Since their inception, the Sparks have been a focal point of the league. The team's major star has always been USC standout Lisa Leslie, who has led the Sparks since its inception in 1997. The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... Lisa Leslie (born July 7, 1972 in Gardena, California) is a WNBA player currently playing for the Los Angeles Sparks. ...


Uniform: Golden with purple lines on the side at home, with the name Sparks written across in purple. Purple with golden yellow lines on the side on the road, with the name Sparks in Yellow. The uniform looks similar to the Los Angeles Lakers' uniform.

Contents

Franchise History

The 1997 WNBA season, the leagues first, would feature Los Angeles vs. New York. The Sparks would lose the WNBA's inaugural game to the New York Liberty. Sparks player Penny Toler scored the league's first two points with a lay-up in that game. The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ... Penny Toler in Long Beach State Penny Toler (born March 24, 1966) was a Womens National Basketball Association basketball player. ...


The Sparks had what many considered to be a disappointing season in 1997, finishing with a record of 14-14. The team did compete for a playoff spot, but thanks to a loss to the Phoenix Mercury in the final game of the season, the Sparks missed the playoffs. In 1998, the Sparks finished 12-18, missing the playoffs once more. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


The 1999 season would feature the development of Maral Rostami and the Sparks' first playoff berth, as the Sparks posted a 20-12 record. The Sparks won their first playoff game and series too, with a win over the Sacramento Monarchs. The Sparks played a competitive Western Conference Finals, but fell to the defending champion Houston Comets 2 games to 1 in a three game series. The Sacramento Monarchs is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Sacramento, California. ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ...


The 2000 season would be a record one, as the Sparks tore up the WNBA with a record 28-4 record. In the playoffs, the Sparks destroyed the Phoenix Mercury in the first round, sweeping them. But the Sparks would lose in the West Finals again, getting swept by the Comets.


The 2000-2001 offseason featured a coaching change, as the Sparks hired former Los Angeles Lakers player Michael Cooper to be the head coach. The Sparks would again post an unbelievable 28-4 record. In the playoffs, the Sparks were able to finally eliminate the Comets, sweeping them in the first round. The Sparks would need 3 games to eliminate the Monarchs to earn their first berth in the WNBA Finals. The Sparks swept the Charlotte Sting 2-0 for their first championship. Michael Jerome Cooper (born April 15, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is currently the head coach of the Womens National Basketball Associations Los Angeles Sparks. ... WNBA Championship Trophy The WNBA Finals is the championship series of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA), played under a best-of-five playoff format. ... Charlotte Sting logo 1997-2003 The Charlotte Sting was once a Womens National Basketball Association franchise based in Charlotte, North Carolina and it was one of the leagues eight original teams. ...


In 2002, Leslie became the first woman to dunk in the league, as the Sparks would once again dominate, posting a 25-7 record. The Sparks would fly through the playoffs, sweeping the Seattle Storm and Utah Starzz to reach the Finals. The Sparks would be matched up against the Liberty, who were still looking for their first championship. After splitting the first two games, the Sparks would pull away in game 3 and win their second championship. For the soccer team of the same name, see Seattle Storm (soccer). ... The San Antonio Silver Stars is a team in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) based in San Antonio, Texas. ...


In 2003, the Sparks would post a 24-10 record. The Sparks went into the playoffs looking for the three-peat. The Sparks would have to play the maximum number of games to get to the finals though, as the Sparks required 3 games each to beat the Minnesota Lynx and Sacramento Monarchs. The Sparks would face the upstart Detroit Shock in the Finals. The rough road to the Finals and the tough play of the series would grind down the Sparks. Their three-peat was denied, as the Sparks lost the series 2-1. The Minnesota Lynx are a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and play their home games at the Target Center. ... The Sacramento Monarchs is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Sacramento, California. ... The Detroit Shock is a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Detroit, Michigan. ...


In the 2003-2004 offseason, the Sparks signed two standout players, Tamika Whitmore and Teresa Weatherspoon, both of whom had played for the rival New York Liberty. The Sparks got off to a great start, but coach Cooper would leave midseason to seek a coaching job in the NBA. The loss of their coach was a factor, as the Sparks had a so-so finish, ending with a record of 25-9. In the playoffs, the Sparks would stumble, losing in 3 games to the Sacremento Monarchs. Image:TamikaWhitmore2006. ... Teresa Gaye Weatherspoon (born on December 8, 1965) is an American Womens National Basketball Association player who plays for the Los Angeles Sparks. ... The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ... NBA redirects here. ...


In 2005, the Sparks would struggle all year and post a 17-17 record. The Sparks barely made the playoffs, getting the #4 seed. In the first round, the Sparks would simply be outplayed, getting swept by the eventual champion Sacramento Monarchs. The Sacramento Monarchs is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Sacramento, California. ...


The 2006 Sparks would play much better, posting a 25-9 record. In the playoffs, the Sparks would defeat the Seattle Storm in 3 games. In the Western Finals, the Sparks season would end to the Monarchs for the third season in a row, as the Sparks were swept. For the soccer team of the same name, see Seattle Storm (soccer). ...


After the 2006 season ended, team owner Jerry Buss announced he was selling the Sparks. On December 7, 2006, the Los Angeles Times reported the sale to an investor group led by Michael Willis and Jensen Jennings . Jennings is currently a high school teacher at HighTechHigh-LA in Encino and was a former executive for Intermedia Films. Willis is a litigation attorney for the O'Melveny & Myers law firm and was Miss North Dakota USA 1989. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This just IN !!!:paris hiltons new dog. ... Michael Vanhorton Willis (born August 15, 1949 in Basildon, England ) is a political scientist and historical author. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Intermedia is a film production company, wholly owned by IM Internationalmedia AG. The company mostly acts as a co-producer, funding films through the IMF (Internationale Medien und Film) funds. ... A lawsuit is a civil action brought before a court in order to recover a right, obtain damages for an injury, obtain an injunction to prevent an injury, or obtain a declaratory judgment to prevent future legal disputes. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... OMelveny & Myers LLP is an international law firm based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Miss North Dakota USA competition is the pageant that selects the represetative for the state of North Dakota in the Miss USA pageant. ...


The day after the sale was announced, team star Lisa Leslie announced that she was pregnant and would not play in the WNBA in the 2007 season. Despite Michael Cooper's return to the team as head coach, the loss of Leslie for the year would prove devastating, as the Sparks posted a horrible 10-24 record. The record is the worst in Sparks history, as the Sparks missed the playoffs for the first time since 1998.
A pregnant woman Pregnancy is the process by which a mammalian female carries a live offspring from conception until it develops to the point where the offspring is capable of living outside the womb. ... Michael Jerome Cooper (born April 15, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is currently the head coach of the Womens National Basketball Associations Los Angeles Sparks. ...


Season-by-Season Records

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, % = Win-Loss %

Season W L  % Playoffs Results
Los Angeles Sparks
1997 14 14 .500
1998 12 18 .400
1999 20 12 .625 Won First Round
Lost Conference Finals
Los Angeles 71, Sacramento 58
Houston 2, Los Angeles 1
2000 28 4 .875 Won First Round
Lost Conference Finals
Los Angeles 2, Phoenix 0
Houston 2, Los Angeles 0
2001 28 4 .875 Won First Round
Won Conference Finals
Won WNBA Finals
Los Angeles 2, Houston 0
Los Angeles 2, Sacramento 1
Los Angeles 2, Charlotte 0
2002 25 7 .781 Won First Round
Won Conference Finals
Won WNBA Finals
Los Angeles 2, Seattle 0
Los Angeles 2, Utah 0
Los Angeles 2, New York 1
2003 24 10 .706 Won First Round
Won Conference Finals
Lost WNBA Finals
Los Angeles 2, Minnesota 1
Los Angeles 2, Sacramento 1
Detroit 2, Los Angeles 1
2004 25 9 .735 Lost First Round Sacramento 2, Los Angeles 1
2005 17 17 .500 Lost First Round Sacramento 2, Los Angeles 0
2006 25 9 .735 Won First Round
Lost Conference Finals
Los Angeles 2, Seattle 1
Sacramento 2, Los Angeles 0
2007 10 24 .294
2008 0 0 .000
Totals 228 128 .641
Playoffs 24 17 .585 2 WNBA Championships

Stats updated August 20, 2007 The Sacramento Monarchs is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Sacramento, California. ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Phoenix Mercury is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Phoenix, Arizona and the current WNBA champions. ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Sacramento Monarchs is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Sacramento, California. ... Charlotte Sting logo 1997-2003 The Charlotte Sting was once a Womens National Basketball Association franchise based in Charlotte, North Carolina and it was one of the leagues eight original teams. ... For the soccer team of the same name, see Seattle Storm (soccer). ... The San Antonio Silver Stars is a team in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ... The Minnesota Lynx are a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and play their home games at the Target Center. ... The Sacramento Monarchs is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Sacramento, California. ... The Detroit Shock is a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Sacramento Monarchs is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Sacramento, California. ... The Sacramento Monarchs is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Sacramento, California. ... For the soccer team of the same name, see Seattle Storm (soccer). ... The Sacramento Monarchs is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Sacramento, California. ...


Media coverage

The Sparks games not on national television are shown on Fox Sports Net West/Prime Ticket with Larry Burnett and Ann Meyers as the announcers. Burnett also calls the games on radio, on KTLK AM1150. Fox Sports Net West and Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket, or simply FSN West and FSN Prime Ticket, are Los Angeles-based cable sports networks serving Southern California, southern Nevada, and Hawaii. ... Ann Elizabeth Meyers (born March 26, 1955 in San Diego, California) is a distinguished figure in the history of womens basketball and sports journalism. ... KTLK AM 1150 is a radio station serving the Los Angeles metropolitan area. ...


Players of note

Kathy Goodman


Alex Litwak


Linda Benjamin


Retired numbers

11 Penny Toler Penny Toler in Long Beach State Penny Toler (born March 24, 1966) was a Womens National Basketball Association basketball player. ...


Former players

Latasha Nashay Byears (born August 12, 1973 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a professional basketball player who plays for the Washington Mystics in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Allison Sharlene Feaster (born February 11, 1976, in Chester, South Carolina) is a professional basketball player. ... Ukari Okien Figgs, now Ukari Moore, (born on March 31, 1977 in Georgetown, Kentucky) is a former collegiate and professional basketball player. ... LaKeshia Frett (born June 12, 1975 in Carmel, California, USA) is a female professional basketball player. ... Jennifer Gillom (born June 13, 1964 in Abbeville, Mississippi) is a former WNBA basketball player who played for the Phoenix Mercury from 1997 to 2002. ... Mwadi Mabika (born July 27, 1976 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo) is an All-Star player in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Chamique Shaunta Holdsclaw (born August 9, 1977 in Astoria, New York) is a basketball player in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Delisha Milton-Jones Delisha Milton-Jones (born September 11, 1974) was a member of the gold medal winning 2000 US Olympic womens basketball team, and the 1998 and 2002 USA World Championship womens basketball teams. ... Nikki Teasley (born March 22, 1979 in Washington, D.C.) is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Sparks in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Penny Toler in Long Beach State Penny Toler (born March 24, 1966) was a Womens National Basketball Association basketball player. ... Image:TamikaWhitmore2006. ... Zheng Haixia, 6 feet and 8 inches tall, was a womens basketball player, and today a coach, in China, leading the Chinese national team to several championships. ... Heidi Burge (born November 11, 1971 in Palos Verdes, California) is a retired professional basketball player. ...

Current Roster

Los Angeles Sparks
Current Roster
Head Coach: Michael Cooper Edit
Pos. No. Name College/Country
G 10 Flag of the United States Sherill Baker Georgia
G 8 Flag of the United States Kiesha Brown Georgia
F Flag of the United States Marie Ferdinand-Harris LSU
G 5 Flag of Spain Marta Fernández Spain
G 2 Flag of the United States Temeka Johnson (IL) LSU
C 9 Flag of the United States Lisa Leslie (IL) USC
F-C 3 Flag of the United States Taj McWilliams-Franklin St. Edward's
F-C 31 Flag of the United States Jessica Moore Connecticut
F 00 Flag of the United States Murriel Page Florida
G 6 Flag of the United States Sidney Spencer Tennessee
C 32 Flag of the United States Christi Thomas Georgia
(IL) - Inactive List

Michael Jerome Cooper (born April 15, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is currently the head coach of the Womens National Basketball Associations Los Angeles Sparks. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Sherill Shavette Baker (born December 3, 1982) is a professional basketball player in the WNBA, currently playing for the New York Liberty. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Kiesha Brown (born January 13, 1979 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a professional basketball player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Marie Ferdinand Marie Ferdinand (born October 13, 1978 in Miami, Florida) is a professional basketball player for the San Antonio Silver Stars in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Temeka Johnson on the Washington Mystics Temeka Rochelle Johnson (born on September 6, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Lisa Leslie (born July 7, 1972 in Gardena, California) is a WNBA player currently playing for the Los Angeles Sparks. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Taj McWilliams-Franklin on the Connecticut Sun Taj McWilliams-Franklin (born on October 20, 1970 in El Paso, Texas) is a professional basketball player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jessica Care Moore is an African American poet. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Murriel Page (born LaMurriel Page on September 18, 1975 in Louin, Mississippi, USA), is a professional basketball player in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Sidney Spencer (born on March 7, 1985 in Hoover, Alabama, USA), is a professional basketball player in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Christi Thomas was born on August 14th, 1982. ...

Coaches and others

Head Coaches:

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Orlando Vernada Woolridge (born December 16, 1959 in Bernice, Louisiana) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. Woolridge played collegiate basketball at the University of Notre Dame. ... Michael Jerome Cooper (born April 15, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is currently the head coach of the Womens National Basketball Associations Los Angeles Sparks. ... Charles Henry Bibby (born November 24, 1949 in Franklinton, North Carolina) is a former pro basketball player and current Head Coach of the Los Angeles Sparks in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Coaching the Los Angeles Sparks, July 3, 2006 Joseph Washington Jellybean Bryant (born October 19, 1954, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American former professional basketball player and the father of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant. ... Michael Jerome Cooper (born April 15, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is currently the head coach of the Womens National Basketball Associations Los Angeles Sparks. ...

External links

  • Official Sparks website
  • December 6, 2006 press release on the change of ownership
  • Los Angeles Team Building - Spark's Mentoring
Women's National Basketball Association
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Atlanta Dream | Chicago Sky | Connecticut Sun | Detroit Shock | Indiana Fever | New York Liberty | Washington Mystics Houston Comets | Los Angeles Sparks | Minnesota Lynx | Phoenix Mercury | Sacramento Monarchs | San Antonio Silver Stars | Seattle Storm
Defunct teams: Charlotte Sting | Cleveland Rockers | Miami Sol | Portland Fire
Media: WNBA on ESPN | List of WNBA Finals broadcasters
Other Women's Leagues: National Women's Basketball League | Women's National Basketball League (Australia)
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The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Minnesota Lynx are a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and play their home games at the Target Center. ... The Phoenix Mercury is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Phoenix, Arizona and the current WNBA champions. ... The Sacramento Monarchs is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Sacramento, California. ... The San Antonio Silver Stars is a team in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) based in San Antonio, Texas. ... For the soccer team of the same name, see Seattle Storm (soccer). ... Charlotte Sting logo 1997-2003 The Charlotte Sting was once a Womens National Basketball Association franchise based in Charlotte, North Carolina and it was one of the leagues eight original teams. ... The Cleveland Rockers were a Womens National Basketball Association team. ... 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