2002 Phoenix Mercury season

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2002 Phoenix Mercury season
Coach Cynthia Cooper
Linda Sharp (interim)
Arena America West Arena
Attendance 8,737 per game
Results
Record 11–21 (.344)
Place 7th (Western)
Playoff finish Did Not Qualify

The 2002 WNBA season was the sixth season for the Phoenix Mercury. The Mercury's head coach, Cynthia Cooper, resigned during the season.

Offseason[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/School/Team
2 25 Tootie Shaw (F)  United States Wichita State
3 40 Kayte Christensen (F)  United States UC-Santa Barbara
4 56 Amba Kongolo (F/C)  United States North Carolina Central

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Los Angeles Sparks x 25 7 .781 17–4
Houston Comets x 24 8 .750 16–5 1.0
Utah Starzz x 20 12 .625 12–9 5.0
Seattle Storm x 17 15 .531 10–11 8.0
Portland Fire o 16 16 .500 8–13 9.0
Sacramento Monarchs o 14 18 .438 8–13 11.0
Phoenix Mercury o 11 21 .344 7–14 14.0
Minnesota Lynx o 10 22 .313 6–15 15.0

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
May 29 @ Houston 56-61 Loss 0-1
June 1 Utah 71-66 Win 1-1
June 3 Washington 71-65 Win 2-1
June 9 Charlotte 80-77 Win 3-1
June 13 Detroit 70-67 Win 4-1
June 14 Seattle 82-90 Loss 4-2
June 18 Sacramento 78-63 Win 5-2
June 21 @ Houston 59-61 Loss 5-3
June 23 Minnesota 70-61 Win 6-3
June 25 @ Los Angeles 66-89 Loss 6-4
June 26 Seattle 62-53 Win 7-4
June 28 Los Angeles 72-84 Loss 7-5
July 1 @ Charlotte 68-90 Loss 7-6
July 3 @ Miami 61-86 Loss 7-7
July 6 @ Orlando 70-72 Loss 7-8
July 8 @ New York 71-77 Loss 7-9
July 9 @ Washington 54-68 Loss 7-10
July 11 Houston 58-52 Win 8-10
July 13 @ Utah 66-75 Loss 8-11
July 17 @ Portland 61-73 Loss 8-12
July 19 @ Seattle 48-89 Loss 8-13
July 21 Portland 75-87 Loss 8-14
July 26 @ Utah 61-74 Loss 8-15
July 27 Sacramento 64-79 Loss 8-16
July 29 Minnesota 57-46 Win 9-16
July 31 Indiana 56-58 Loss 9-17
August 2 @ Minnesota 51-75 Loss 9-18
August 4 @ Detroit 75-91 Loss 9-19
August 6 @ Sacramento 70-73 Loss 9-20
August 7 Cleveland 59-57 Win 10-20
August 11 @ Portland 73-70 Win 11-20
August 13 Los Angeles 56-63 Loss 11-21

Player stats[edit]

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS
Jennifer Gillom 31 116 37 29 21 473
Gordana Grubin 32 64 104 36 3 317
Lisa Harrison 32 126 40 31 3 262
Adrian Williams 32 220 35 48 29 200
Adriana Moises Pinto 32 60 79 30 3 193
Kayte Christensen 30 80 15 24 13 120
Tracy Reid 24 77 14 22 2 113
Susanna Bonfiglio 22 37 23 12 0 105
Jaynetta Saunders 27 38 23 9 4 99
Slobodanka Tuvic 26 63 11 9 9 86
Kristen Veal 23 27 41 14 2 71
Brandy Reed 5 4 4 2 3 38
Oksana Zakaluzhnaya 5 3 0 0 0 6
Shea Mahoney 3 2 1 0 0 5
Quacy Barnes 2 1 0 1 2 3

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