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Encyclopedia > Washington Mystics
Washington Mystics
Founded 1998
Home court MCI Center
Colors Light blue, gold
WNBA Championships 0
Conference Championships 0
Playoff Appearances 2 (2000, 2004)
Head coach Richie Adubato
General manager Linda Hargrove
Owner Ted Leonsis
Mascot Charm [1]

The Washington Mystics are a Women's National Basketball Association team based in Washington, DC. They started play in 1998, the second year of the WNBA and are one of the WNBA's first expansion franchises. Although the Mystics have had women's basketball legends Nikki McCray and Chamique Holdsclaw on their roster in the past, the franchise has had mixed success. Image File history File links Washington Mystics logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The MCI Center, view to the southeast across 7th St. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The WNBA logo, “Logo Woman”, was selected out of 50 different designs. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Chamique Shaunta Holdsclaw (born August 9, 1977 in Astoria, New York) is a basketball star in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ...


The Mystics are the WNBA counterpart to the Washington Wizards, but as of 2005 the two franchises are owned by different companies. ... Washington Bullets redirects here. ...


The president of the team is Sheila Johnson, co-founder of BET and ex-wife of Charlotte Sting owner Robert L. Johnson. [2] Sheila Johnson is the team president, managing partner and governor of the WNBAs Washington Mystics, a position she gained before the 2005 season. ... Black Entertainment Television (BET) is a cable television network target towards the African-American demographic. ... The Charlotte Sting are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Charlotte, North Carolina and they were one of the eight original teams that began to see action in 1997. ... Robert L. Johnson (born April 8, 1946) is the founder of Black Entertainment Television, and is its chairman and chief executive officer. ...



Uniforms:

  • On the road, deep blue with black and gold trim and white "Mystics" logo text on the chest. At home, white with gold and light blue trim and light blue "Mystics" logo text. The Mystics logo is on the right leg of the shorts.

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Franchise history

The Washington Mystics were one of the first WNBA expansion franchises to be established. In 1998, their first season, they were lead by Olympian Nikki McCray. Although they did not make the playoffs that year, the team had high expectations after drafting University of Tennessee star Chamique Holdsclaw in 1999. Holdsclaw would lead the team to the playoffs in 2000. The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the primary institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee system, Tennessees flagship public university. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


After being tied for the worst record in the WNBA in 2001, coach Tom Maher and General Manager Melissa McFerrin both resigned. With the future of the franchise up in the air, Mystics assistant coach Marianne Stanley took over as head coach and with the duo of Holdsclaw and rookie guard Stacey Dales-Schuman, the Mystics made the playoffs in 2002. They advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals, where they lost 2 games to 1 to the New York Liberty. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ...


Rumors of Holdsclaw being unhappy playing in Washington came to a head in 2004 when the Mystics star was sidelined with an unspecified ailment, later revealed to be a bout with depression. With their all-star out, rookie and Duke University standout Alana Beard led a depleted Mystics team to a surprising playoff appearance, the second playoff appearance in Mystics history. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Clinical depression is a health condition of depression with mental and physical components reaching criteria generally accepted by clinicians. ... Duke Chapel Duke University is a private, coeducational, research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Although founded only in 1924, Duke traces its roots back to 1838. ... Alana Monique Beard (born May 14, 1982 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a professional basketball player for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA. She is best known as the slashing shooting guard who led Duke University to two appearances in the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. ...


2005 saw deep changes in the Mystics organization. Former star Chamique Holdsclaw joined the Los Angeles Sparks and the team was sold by Washington Sports and Entertainment to Lincoln Holdings LLC, lead by Ted Leonsis. [3] In 2005, the team finished the regular season with a win/loss record of 16-18 and failed to make the playoffs. The Los Angeles Sparks are a Womens National Basketball Association team that was formed in 1997, being one of the teams that participated in the leagues inaugural game. ... A Limited liability company (denoted by L.L.C. or LLC) is a type of legal entity which has only relatively recently been made possible to establish in the United States and many other, mainly anglophone, countries. ...


Players of note

Hall of Famers

Current stars

Alana Monique Beard (born May 14, 1982 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a professional basketball player for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA. She is best known as the slashing shooting guard who led Duke University to two appearances in the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. ... Colleen Mary Coco Miller and Kelly Miller (both born September 6, 1978 in Rochester, Minnesota) are identical twin sisters and professional basketball players. ...

Retired numbers

none


Not to be forgotten

Chamique Shaunta Holdsclaw (born August 9, 1977 in Astoria, New York) is a basketball star in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ...

Coaches and others

Head Coaches:

  • Jim Lewis (1998)
  • Cathy Parson (1999)
  • Darrell Walker (2000)
  • Tom Maher (2001)
  • Marianne Stanley (2002-2003), now an Assistant Coach with the New York Liberty
  • Michael Adams (2004)
  • Richie Adubato (2005)

The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ... Michael Adams (b. ...

External links

  • Official Mystics website
Women's National Basketball Association
Eastern Conference
Charlotte Sting | Chicago Sky | Connecticut Sun | Detroit Shock
Indiana Fever | New York Liberty | Washington Mystics
Western Conference
Houston Comets | Los Angeles Sparks | Minnesota Lynx | Phoenix Mercury
Sacramento Monarchs | San Antonio Silver Stars | Seattle Storm

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