2014 Los Angeles Sparks season

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2014 Los Angeles Sparks season
Head Coach Carol Ross (10-12)
Penny Toler (6-6)
Arena Staples Center
Results
Record 16–18
(.471)
Place 4th (Western)
Playoff Finish TBD
Media
Television TWC SportsNet and TWC Deportes
ESPN2, NBATV
Los Angeles Sparks seasons
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The 2014 WNBA season will be the 18th season for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association.

Ownership Change[edit]

At the end of 2013, the Sparks' previous ownership group announced it was ceasing operation and transferring the team to the WNBA.[1] The league, led by commissioner Laurel Richie, began to search for a new owner. The owners of the Golden State Warriors expressed interest in purchasing the team and moving it to the San Francisco area, but ultimately the team was sold to Guggenheim Partners, which also owns the Los Angeles Dodgers, ensuring the Sparks would remain in Los Angeles.[2] The new owners include former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson.

Roster[edit]

2014 Los Angeles Sparks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight DOB From
F 13 Sweden Abdi, Farhiya 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 05-31-1992 Sweden
G/F 0 United States Beard, Alana 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 05-14-1982 Duke
F/C 54 United States Greene, Nikki 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 192 lb (87 kg) 09-06-1990 Penn State
F/C 7 France Gruda, Sandrine 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 06-25-1987 France
G 10 United States Harding, Lindsey 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 135 lb (61 kg) 06-12-1984 Duke
G/F 22 United States Harrington, Armintie 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 132 lb (60 kg) 04-03-1985 Mississippi
C 42 United States Lavender, Jantel 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 11-12-1988 Ohio State
F 30 United States Ogwumike, Nneka 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 07-02-1990 Stanford
F/C 3 United States Parker, Candace 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 04-19-1986 Tennessee
G 20 United States Toliver, Kristi 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 130 lb (59 kg) 01-27-1987 Maryland
G 2 United States Wiggins, Candice 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 147 lb (67 kg) 02-14-1987 Stanford
Head coach
United States Penny Toler (Long Beach State)
Assistant coaches
United States Steve Smith
United States Gary Kloppenburg (UC San Diego)
Athletic trainer
United States Courtney Watson (California)
Strength and conditioning coach
United States Bruce Deziel (Ohio)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (IN) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]