2010 Connecticut Sun season

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2010 Connecticut Sun season
Head Coach Mike Thibault
Arena Mohegan Sun Arena
Attendance 7,490 per game
Results
Record 17–17
(.500)
Place 5th (Eastern)
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Team Leaders
Points Charles (15.5)
Rebounds Charles (11.7)
Assists Montgomery (4.1)
Media
Television CSN-NE
NBATV, ESPN2
Connecticut Sun seasons
< 2009 2011 >

The 2010 WNBA season is the 12th season for the Connecticut Sun franchise of the Women's National Basketball Association. It is their 8th in Connecticut.

Transactions[edit]

Dispersal draft[edit]

Based on the Sun's 2009 record, they would pick 3rd in the Sacramento Monarchs dispersal draft. The Sun picked DeMya Walker.

WNBA Draft[edit]

The following are the Sun's selections in the 2010 WNBA Draft.

Transaction log[edit]

  • January 12: The Sun traded Lindsay Whalen and the second overall pick in the 2010 Draft to the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for Renee Montgomery and the first overall pick in the 2010 Draft.
  • February 2: The Sun signed free agent Kara Lawson and re-signed Anete Jekabsone-Zogota to multi-year contracts.
  • February 10: The Sun signed Kerri Gardin to a training camp contract.
  • February 23: The Sun re-signed Tan White.
  • April 7: The Sun traded Amber Holt and Chante Black to the Tulsa Shock in exchange for the seventh pick in the 2010 Draft and a second-round pick in the 2011 Draft.
  • April 8: The Sun announced that Erin Phillips would sit out the season.
  • April 8: The Sun traded their first-round and a second-round pick in the 2011 Draft to the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for the draft rights to Kelsey Griffin.
  • April 15: The Sun waived Tamika Whitmore.
  • April 23: The Sun signed Sha Brooks, Alicia Gladden, May Kotsopoulos, Judie Lomax, Pauline Love and Kaitlin Sowinski to training camp contracts.
  • April 26: The Sun signed Kailey Klein to a training camp contract.
  • May 5: The Sun waived Sha Brooks.
  • May 6: The Sun waived Kaitlin Sowinski, Pauline Love and Kailey Klein.
  • May 14: The Sun waived May Kotsopoulos and Judie Lomax.

Trades[edit]

Free agents[edit]

Roster[edit]

Connecticut Sun roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight From
C 31 United States Charles, Tina 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Connecticut
SF 41 United States Gardin, Kerri 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 168 lb (76 kg) Virginia Tech
F 5 United States Griffin, Kelsey 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 179 lb (81 kg) Nebraska
C 7 France Gruda, Sandrine 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) France
G 23 United States Hightower, Allison 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 139 lb (63 kg) LSU
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) 196 lb (89 kg) Connecticut
G 20 United States Lawson, Kara 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 169 lb (77 kg) Tennessee
G 21 United States Montgomery, Renee 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) 143 lb (65 kg) Connecticut
F 22 United States Walker, DeMya 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Virginia
SG 14 United States White, Tan 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) 154 lb (70 kg) Mississippi State
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

Depth[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench
C Tina Charles Sandrine Gruda
PF Asjha Jones DeMya Walker / Kerri Gardin
SF Kelsey Griffin Anete Jekabsone-Zogota
SG Kara Lawson Tan White
PG Renee Montgomery Allison Hightower

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Washington Mystics x 22 12 .647 13–4 9–8 13–9
New York Liberty x 22 12 .647 13–4 9–8 14–8
Indiana Fever x 21 13 .618 1.0 13–4 8–9 13–9
Atlanta Dream x 19 15 .559 3.0 10–7 9–8 10–12
Connecticut Sun o 17 17 .500 5.0 12–5 5–12 9–13
Chicago Sky o 14 20 .412 8.0 7–10 7–10 7–15

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2010 Game Log: Preseason

Regular season[edit]

2010 Game Log: Regular Season
Watch all games live on WNBA LiveAccess

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

Regular season[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]