The Stars are quickly approaching their 15th season as a franchise in San Antonio. Founded as the Utah Starzz in Salt Lake City in 1997, the team moved to the Alamo city for the 2003 season as the San Antonio Silver Stars.
As we head into the 15th season, we’ll be taking a look back at the top 15 moments in Stars history. From San Antonio’s top draft picks, to the Stars’ first playoff berth in the Western Conference Finals in 2008, to the careers of superstars Becky Hammon & Ruth Riley and many more moments in between. Starting in February, we’re counting down one moment each week until the start of the 15th season.
#15: Utah Starzz Relocate To San Antonio
#14: Stars Acquire Ruth Riley and Becky Hammon
#13: Silver Stars Sign Vickie Johnson
#12: Silver Stars Defeat Sacramento Monarchs in Western Conference Semifinals, 2007
#11: Silver Stars Capture Franchise’s first and only Conference Championship play in their first WNBA Finals against the Detroit Shock in 2008
#10: Head Coach Dan Hughes Named WNBA Coach of the Year, 2007
#9: Vickie Johnson finds Sophia Young for a Game Winning Basket to Force a Game 3 in 2008 Conference Final
#8: Danielle Robinson and rookie Kayla McBride are selected to the WNBA All-Star 2015 Team as Western Conference All-Star Reserves
#7: Silver Stars Host 2011 WNBA All-Star Game
#6: Moriah Jefferson with the Nice Dish vs. the Dream
#5: Becky Hammon Jersey Retirement Ceremony
#4: Stars Name Vickie Johnson as Franchise’s 9th Head Coach