2013 Phoenix Mercury season

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2013 Phoenix Mercury season
Head Coach Russ Pennell
Arena US Airways Center
Attendance 8,557 per game
Results
Record 19–15
(.559)
Place 3rd (Western)
Playoff Finish In progress
Team Leaders
Points Taurasi 25.0
Rebounds Bonner and Griner 6.0
Assists Taurasi 6.0
Media
Television FS-A
ESPN2, NBATV
Phoenix Mercury seasons
< 2012 2014 >

The 2013 WNBA season is the 17th season for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association.

There were high hopes for the Mercury after they drafted Brittney Griner first overall in the 2013 WNBA Draft. However, the Mercury got off to a slow start, and ultimately fired coach Corey Gaines, replacing him with Russ Pennell. Pennell helped turn things around, securing the third seed in the 2013 WNBA Playoffs. The Mercury earned a spot in the Western Conference finals against the Minnesota Lynx.

Transactions[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

The following are the Mercury's selections in the 2013 WNBA Draft.

Transaction log[edit]

  • February 8: re-signed Krystal Thomas and Lynetta Kizer.
  • March 7: signed Ify Ibekwe and Jalana Childs.
  • April 11: re-signed DeWanna Bonner.

Trades[edit]

Personnel changes[edit]

Roster[edit]

Phoenix Mercury roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight DOB From Yrs
G/F 24 United States Bonner, DeWanna 6' 4" (1.93m) 137 lb (62kg) 08-21-1987 Auburn 4
F 4 United States Dupree, Candice 6' 2" (1.88m) 175 lb (79kg) 08-16-1984 Temple 7
G 15 United States Gilbreath, Briana 6' 0" (1.83m) 150 lb (68kg) 08-16-1990 Southern California 1
C 42 United States Griner, Brittney 6' 8" (2.03m) 208 lb (94kg) 10-18-1990 Baylor R
G 14 United States Hornbuckle, Alexis 5' 10" (1.78m) 155 lb (70kg) 10-16-1985 Tennessee 5
F 22 United States Houston, Charde 6' 0" (1.83m) 189 lb (86kg) 04-10-1986 Connecticut 5
C 12 United States Kizer, Lynetta 6' 4" (1.93m) 230 lb (104kg) 04-04-1990 Maryland 1
G 10 United States James, Jasmine 5' 9" (1.75m) 05-29-1991 Georgia R
G 3 United States Taurasi, Diana 6' 0" (1.83m) 163 lb (74kg) 06-11-1982 Connecticut 9
F 13 Australia Taylor, Penny 6' 1" (1.85m) 165 lb (75kg) 05-24-1981 Australia 11
F/C 34 United States Thomas, Krystal 6' 5" (1.96m) 195 lb (88kg) 06-10-1989 Duke 2



East: ATLCHICONINDNYWAS | West: LAMINPHOSASEATUL
Head coach
United States Russ Pennell (Pittsburg State)
Assistant coaches
United States Julie Hairgrove (Arizona)
United States Anthony Boone (Mississippi)
Athletic trainer
United States Tamara Poole (Cal State-DH)
Strength and conditioning coach
Pro Advantage Training

Legend
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (IN) Inactive
  • Injured Injured

WNBA roster page
Transactions

Depth[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench
C Brittney Griner Lynetta Kizer
Krystal Thomas
PF Candice Dupree Charde Houston
SF Penny Taylor Jasmine James
SG DeWanna Bonner Briana Gilbreath
PG Diana Taurasi Alexis Hornbuckle

Season standings[edit]

# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB GP
1 z-Minnesota Lynx 26 8 .765 - 34
2 x-Los Angeles Sparks 24 10 .706 2 34
3 x-Phoenix Mercury 19 15 .559 7 34
4 x-Seattle Storm 17 17 .500 9 34
5 e-San Antonio Silver Stars 12 22 .353 14 34
6 e-Tulsa Shock 11 23 .324 15 34

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2013 pre-season game log
Total: 1–0 (Home: 1–0; Road: 0–0)
2013 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

2013 game log
Total: 19–15 (Home: 10–7; Road: 9–8)
2013 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

2013 playoff game log
Total: 2–3 (Home: 0–2; Road: 2–1)
2013 season schedule

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]