1999 Orlando Miracle season

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1999 Orlando Miracle season
Head Coach Carolyn Peck
Arena TD Waterhouse Centre
Attendance 9,801 per game
Results
Record 15–17
(.469)
Place 4th (Eastern)
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Team Leaders
Points Shannon Johnson (14.0)
Rebounds Taj McWilliams (7.5)
Assists Shannon Johnson (4.4)
Orlando Miracle seasons
< 1998 2000 >

The 1999 WNBA season was the Orlando Miracle's inaugural season. The Miracle tied for second place in the conference with the Detroit Shock and the Charlotte Sting. However, both Detroit and Charlotte beat Orlando in two of their three meetings during the regular season. Therefore, the Miracle were in fourth place and out of playoff contention.

Offseason[edit]

Expansion Draft[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

[1]

Roster[edit]

Orlando Miracle roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight From
F 3 United Kingdom Congreaves, Andrea 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 183 lb (83 kg) Mercer
G 5 United States Ford, Kisha 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 153 lb (69 kg) Georgia Tech
G 31 United States Johnson, Adrienne 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 154 lb (70 kg) Ohio State
G 14 United States Johnson, Shannon 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) 152 lb (69 kg) South Carolina
F 10 United States McGhee, Carla 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 179 lb (81 kg) Tennessee
F/C 11 United States McWilliams, Taj 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 184 lb (83 kg) St. Edward's College
F 33 United States Moore, Yolanda 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Mississippi
F 24 United States Phillips, Tari 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) University of Central Florida
G 50 United States Powell, Elaine 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 150 lb (68 kg) LSU
G/F 42 United States Sales, Nykesha 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Connecticut
G/F 55 United States Sam, Sheri 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Vanderbilt
G 7 United States Suber, Tora 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) 137 lb (62 kg) Virginia
Head coach
Assistant coaches




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

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
New York Liberty x 18 14 .563 12–8
Detroit Shock x 15 17 .469 12–8 3.0
Charlotte Sting x 15 17 .469 12–8 3.0
Orlando Miracle o 15 17 .469 9–11 3.0
Washington Mystics o 12 20 .375 10–10 6.0
Cleveland Rockers o 7 25 .219 5–15 11.0

Season schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

1999 Game Log: Preseason

Regular season[edit]

1999 Game Log: Regular Season

Depth[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Inactive
C Taj McWilliams-Franklin Tari Phillips
PF Andrea Congreaves Carla McGhee
SF Sheri Sam Yolanda Moore
SG Nykesha Sales Adrienne Johnson -- Tora Suber Kisha Ford
PG Shannon Johnson Elaine Powell

Player stats[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
= Denotes team leader(s) in that statistic.

[2]

  • Shannon Johnson was tied for tenth in the WNBA in Three Point Field Goals with 40
  • Taj McWilliams-Franklin ranked third in the WNBA in Three Point Field Goal Percentage, .444
  • Nykesha Sales ranked eighth in the WNBA in Field Goal Attempts with 397
  • Sheri Sam ranked sixth in the WNBA in Minutes Played with 1088
  • Sheri Sam was tied for eighth in the WNBA in Three Point Field Goals with 41
  • Sheri Sam ranked ninth in the WNBA in Three Point Field Goal Attempts with 125[3]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Shannon Johnson, Guard, Orlando Miracle, All-WNBA Second Team[4]
  • Shannon Johnson led the WNBA in Minutes Played with 1147[3]

References[edit]