2008 Chicago Sky season

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2008 Chicago Sky season
Head Coach Steven Key
Arena UIC Pavilion
Attendance 3,656 per game
Results
Record 12–22
(.353)
Place 5th (Eastern)
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Team Leaders
Points Jia Perkins
Rebounds Candice Dupree
Assists Dominique Canty
Chicago Sky seasons
< 2007 2009 >

The 2008 WNBA season was the third season for the Chicago Sky. The Sky were not able to have their first winning season.

Offseason[edit]

Expansion Draft[edit]

The following player was lost in the Atlanta Dream expansion draft:

  • Carla Thomas

[1]

WNBA Draft[edit]

Transactions[edit]

  • September 14: The Sky signed Dominique Canty to a one-year extension.
  • September 11: The Sky signed Leah Rush and extended the contract of Brooke Wyckoff to include the 2009 season.
  • August 14: The Sky waived Brooke Queenan and re-signed Leah Rush to a seven-day contract.
  • July 22: The Sky signed Brooke Queenan to another seven-day contract.
  • July 15: The Sky signed Brooke Queenan to another seven-day contract while Leah Rush's seven-day contract has expired.
  • July 8: The Sky signed Leah Rush to a seven-day contract.
  • July 1: The Sky signed Brooke Queenan to a seven-day contract.
  • June 5: The Sky signed Tye'sha Fluker.
  • May 20: The Sky waived Kayte Christensen.
  • May 16: The Sky changed the status of Liz Moeggenberg to suspended.
  • May 15: The Sky waived Erin Grant and Stephanie Raymond.
  • May 14: The Sky traded center Bernadette Ngoyisa to the Indiana Fever for guard K.B. Sharp.
  • May 9: The Sky waived Amanda Jackson and Carrie Moore.
  • April 22: The Sky re-signed free agent Chasity Melvin.
  • April 18: The Sky signed Brooke Queenan to a training camp contract.
  • April 16: The Sky signed Nina Stone and Amanda Jackson to training camp contracts.
  • April 5: The Sky announced the retirement of Stacey Dales.
  • April 4: The Sky signed Carrie Moore to a training camp contract.
  • February 22: The Sky re-signed free agent Jia Perkins.

[2]

Trades[edit]

Free agents[edit]

Roster[edit]

Chicago Sky roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight From
G/F 3 United States Canty, Dominique 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 162 lb (73 kg) Alabama
SG 15 United States Chaney, Quianna 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 160 lb (73 kg) LSU
PF 4 United States Dupree, Candice 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 162 lb (73 kg) Temple
C 42 United States Fluker, Tye'sha 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 209 lb (95 kg) Tennessee
C 34 United States Fowles, Sylvia 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) LSU
G/F 9 United States Joens, Cathy 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) George Washington
F/C 44 United States Melvin, Chasity 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) North Carolina State
SG 11 United States Perkins, Jia 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 155 lb (70 kg) Texas Tech
G/F 22 United States Price, Armintie 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 133 lb (60 kg) Mississippi
SF 24 United States Rush, Leah 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Oklahoma
PG 32 United States Sharp, K.B. 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 146 lb (66 kg) Cincinnati
SF 21 United States Wyckoff, Brooke 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 183 lb (83 kg) Florida State
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 GB Home Road Conf.
Detroit Shock x 22 12 .647 14–3 8–9 16–4
Connecticut Sun x 21 13 .618 1.0 13–4 8–9 13–7
New York Liberty x 19 15 .559 3.0 11–6 8–9 11–9
Indiana Fever x 17 17 .500 5.0 11–6 6–11 12–8
Chicago Sky o 12 22 .353 10.0 8–9 4–13 10–10
Washington Mystics o 10 24 .294 12.0 6–11 4–13 6–14
Atlanta Dream o 4 30 .118 18.0 1–16 3–14 2–18

Schedule[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2008 Game Log: Regular Season

Player stats[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game
 PPG  Points per game  FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage  TO  Turnovers per game  PF  Fouls per game Team leader

Regular season[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Jia Perkins was named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of August 28, 2008.
  • Sylvia Fowles was named to the All-Defensive Second Team.
  • Sylvia Fowles was named to the All-Rookie Team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ WNBA.com: Atlanta Dream Expansion Draft
  2. ^ "WNBA.com: 2008 WNBA Transactions". Archived from the original on 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2009-08-07.