Tulsa Shock

Updated: July 6, 2012

General Information

Tulsa, Oklahoma
BOK Center
3 (2003, 2006, 2008)
Conference titles   
4 (2003, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Official website

The Tulsa Shock is actually a experienced basketball team based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, playing within the Western Conference inside the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded in Detroit, Michigan ahead of the 1998 WNBA season began; the group moved to Tulsa prior to the 2010 season. The group is owned by Tulsa Pro Hoops LLC, that is led by Bill Cameron and David Box.

The Shock have not certified for the WNBA Playoffs in their years in Tulsa. The franchise has been house to numerous high-quality players like athletic shooting guard Deanna Nolan, women’s expert basketball all-time top scorer Katie Smith, former NBA excellent Karl Malone’s daughter Cheryl Ford, and young Australian center Liz Cambage. In 2003, 2006, 2007, and 2008 (as Detroit), the Shock went towards the WNBA Finals; they won in 2003, 2006 and 2008, beating Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Antonio, respectively. They lost in 2007 to Phoenix.

The Shock are 1 of 3 WNBA teams that don’t share a city with an NBA counterpart. Nevertheless, they do share the city with an NBA Improvement League group (the Tulsa 66ers), and are just across the state from the newly relocated Oklahoma City Thunder NBA group.


  • Detroit: White with the team’s logo of the stylized Detroit Shock name, in black and blue, over a WNBA basketball at home. Blue with the word “Detroit” across the front for the road jersey.
  • Tulsa: Gold with team logo of stylized Tulsa Shock, in black and gold at home. Black with the word “Tulsa”, in gold, diagonally in the front for the road jersey.