2009 Connecticut Sun season

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2009 Connecticut Sun season
Head Coach Mike Thibault
Arena Mohegan Sun Arena
Attendance 6,794 per game
Results
Record 16–18
(.471)
Place 6th (Eastern)
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Team Leaders
Points Jones (16.7)
Rebounds Gruda (6.3)
Assists Whalen (4.6)
Media
Television WCTX
Connecticut Sun seasons
< 2008 2010 >

The 2009 WNBA season is the 11th season for the Connecticut Sun franchise of the Women's National Basketball Association. It is their 7th in Connecticut. The Sun attempted to advance to the WNBA Playoffs for the seventh consecutive season, but did not qualify for the postseason.

Offseason[edit]

Dispersal Draft[edit]

Based on the Sun's 2008 record, they would pick 10th in the Houston Comets dispersal draft. The Sun waived their pick.

WNBA Draft[edit]

The following are the Sun's selections in the 2009 WNBA Draft.

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Transactions[edit]

  • July 4: The Sun waived Lauren Ervin due to the arrival of Sandrine Gruda.
  • June 28: The Sun waived Barbara Turner due to the arrival of Anete Jēkabsone-Žogota.
  • June 19: The Sun signed Tan White and waived Kristi Cirone.
  • June 5: The Sun waived Lyndra Littles, Danielle Page and Carrem Gay.
  • June 3: The Sun claimed Kiesha Brown off waivers.
  • June 1: The Sun waived Ketia Swanier and Ashley Hayes.
  • April 20: The Sun signed Carrem Gay to a training camp contract.
  • April 20: The Sun announced that Tamika Raymond would sit out the 2009 season.
  • April 13: The Sun announced Jamie Carey's retirement.
  • April 13: The Sun signed Ashley Hayes to a training camp contract.
  • April 10: The Sun signed Kristi Cirone to a training camp contract.
  • February 13: The Sun signed Anete Jēkabsone-Žogota to a training camp contract.
  • January 23: The Sun signed Lauren Ervin to a rookie-scale contract.
  • January 21: The Sun signed Barbara Turner, Kerri Gardin, and Danielle Page for the 2009 season.
  • January 7: The Sun signed Kerri Gardin and Danielle Page to training camp contracts.

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Free agents[edit]

Roster[edit]

Connecticut Sun roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight From
C 33 United States Black, Chante 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Duke
PG 4 United States Brown, Kiesha 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 134 lb (61 kg) Georgia
SF 41 United States Gardin, Kerri 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Virginia Tech
C 7 France Gruda, Sandrine 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) France
G/F 1 United States Holt, Amber 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 167 lb (76 kg) Middle Tennessee State
SG 10 Latvia Jēkabsone-Žogota, Anete 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Latvia
PF 15 United States Jones, Asjha 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Connecticut
PG 31 Australia Phillips, Erin 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) 162 lb (73 kg) Australia
PG 13 United States Whalen, Lindsay 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 150 lb (68 kg) Minnesota
SG 20 United States White, Tan 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) 154 lb (70 kg) Mississippi State
PF 00 United States Whitmore, Tamika 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Memphis
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Athletic trainer
Strength and conditioning coach
  • United States Jodi Hopkins (Ohio)

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.
Indiana Fever x 22 12 .647 14–3 8–9 17–5
Atlanta Dream x 18 16 .529 4.0 12–5 6–11 10–12
Detroit Shock x 18 16 .529 4.0 11–6 7–10 11–11
Washington Mystics x 16 18 .471 6.0 11–6 5–12 10–12
Chicago Sky o 16 18 .471 6.0 12–5 4–13 10–12
Connecticut Sun o 16 18 .471 6.0 12–5 4–13 9–12
New York Liberty o 13 21 .382 9.0 8–9 5–12 8–13

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2009 Game Log: Preseason

Regular season[edit]

2009 Game Log: Regular Season
Watch all games live on WNBA LiveAccess

Depth[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench
C Sandrine Gruda Chante Black
PF Asjha Jones Tamika Whitmore
SF Tan White Amber Holt / Kerri Gardin
SG Anete Jekabsone-Zogota Erin Phillips
PG Lindsay Whalen Kiesha Brown

Regular Season Statistics[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

Player Statistics[edit]

Team Statistics[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Attendance[edit]

Regular Season Attendance

References[edit]

External links[edit]