Thursday, December 25, 2014

Confirmed: Detroit Shock moving to Tulsa

Mel just called me with confirmation from his sources, who are quite close to all of this.

Confirmed: Detroit Shock moving to Tulsa

This would be breaking news. Mel just called me with confirmation from his sources, who are quite close to all of this, that the WNBA's Detroit Shock are moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma. This confirmation is independent of the AP's reporting from this morning, at least in that Mel's sources told him directly.

The Shock won the WNBA title in 1998, its first season as a franchise, and also won in 2003, 2006 and 2008. According to the AP's report, former Arkansas men's basketball coach Nolan Richardson will be the Shock's new coach and general manager.

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Mel Greenberg covers college and pro women’s basketball for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he has worked for 38 years. Greenberg pioneered national coverage of the game, including the original Top 25 women's college poll. His knowledge has earned him nicknames such as "The Guru" and "The Godfather. He was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

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Jonathan Tannenwald is a producer with In addition to covering the local college scene, he spent two years as the Washington Mystics beat writer for Women's Hoops Guru. He also writes his own blog, Soft Pretzel Logic, which covers men's college basketball, football, and other sports.

Kathleen Radebaugh is a recent graduate of St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. She covered women's basketball for the school's newspaper, The Hawk, and served as sports editor her sophomore year. She was also a four-year member of the varsity crew team.

Erin Semagin Damio covers the University of Connecticut and the WNBA's Connecticut Sun for the blog, and contributes other features. The Storrs, Conn., native also attends Northeastern University, where she is a coxswain on the varsity crew team.

Acacia O'Connor is based in Washington, D.C., where she reports on the Mystics and the college basketball scene in the nation's capital. A graduate of Vassar college, she played on the varsity women's basketball team and was editor of the student newspaper.

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