Indiana Fever

By
Updated: July 6, 2012

General Information


Founded
2000
Conference
Eastern
City
Indianapolis, Indiana
Arena
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Championships
None
Conference titles   
1 (2009)
Official website
wnba.com/fever



The Indiana Fever is a basketball team¬†based in Indianapolis, Indiana, taking part in while while in the Eastern Conference within the Women’s Nationwide Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded ahead of the 2000 season began. The group is owned by Herb Simon, who also owns the Fever’s NBA counterpart, the Indiana Pacers.
The Fever has
experienced for that WNBA Playoffs in 7 of its eleven many years in Indiana. The franchise is household to quite a few high-quality gamers this kind of as Tennessee standout Tamika Catchings, hometown favourite Katie Douglas, and Australian defensive professional Tully Bevilaqua. In 2009, the Fever went to your WNBA Finals but fell quick to Phoenix.

The Indiana Fever team began in 2000, if the state was granted an expansion franchise to coincide together with the opening of Bankers Lifestyle Fieldhouse. Within their initial two seasons, they were coached by women’s basketball legends Anne Donovan and Nell Fortner. Led by center Kara Wolters, in their inaugural campaign the team posted a record of 9-23.
The Fever drafted University of Tennessee star Tamika Catchings
in the 2001 WNBA Draft. The Fever went to the yr with higher expectations of a playoff berth, but Catchings tore her ACL in the course of a college game and missed the complete WNBA season. The Fever posted a 10-22 record in 2001.

After missing the entire 2001 season, the 2002 season proved to become the breakout season for Tamika Catchings along with the Fever. Catchings came out strong and grew to become one in the most versatile gamers while in the WNBA, simply winning Rookie from the Yr honors at the same time as generating the WNBA All-Star team. Her group competed effectively all yr and would submit a respectable 16-16 record, tying for that final playoff spot with all the Orlando Miracle. Indiana would win the tiebreaker and earn their first playoff physical appearance in franchise background. They drew the #1 seed in the playoffs, the Liberty; together with the Fever losing two games to one.
The 2002-2003 offseason brought
loads of modify for that Fever. The crew added Olympian Natalie Williams and Charlotte Sting star Kelly Miller prior to the 2003 season. For the duration of the offseason the unique coach and GM Nell Fortner would resign. Kelly Krauskopf would substitute Fortner as GM and quickly retain the services of Brian Winters to become the head coach. On May possibly 29, 2003 the Fever registered their very first sellout of 18,345 and defeated the Washington Mystics on nationwide tv. The group would do superior beneath the new coaching, but missed the playoffs, posting a 16-18 record.

The 2004 campaign was
pretty related to 2003’s. The Fever completed having a 15-19 record. They missed the playoffs by one game while in the Eastern Conference.

Uniforms:

  • 2000-2006: The house jerseys had been white with red, dark blue and yellow on the sides. On the front, Fever was written across. The road jersey had been dark blue with red and yellow on the sides. Indiana in red letters trimmed with white on the chest.
  • 2007-2010: Home jerseys are white with blue and yellow strips/trim from the neck down the side. Fever is written in red across the front and on the back the player name is written in all dark blue below the quantity also in red trimmed in dark blue. The new road jerseys are dark blue with yellow and white trim/strips. Indiana is written on the front in red with white trim and on the back the quantity is in red with white trim using the player’s name underneath in all white. Each jersey has the Fever’s alternate logo in the leading on the back.
  • 2011-present: As component from the move to Adidas’s Revolution 30 technology, the Fever produced subtle changes to the uniforms. Home uniforms remain white, however the ‘Fever’ wordmark is now written in navy with red and yellow trim. Numbers are now rounded and in red. Away uniforms stay unchanged save for the striping patterns and rounded numbers.