13 Facts About Chicago Sky


Chicago Sky are an American professional basketball team based in Chicago.

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The Sky compete in the Women's National Basketball Association as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference.

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The Chicago Sky experienced a period of success from 2013 to 2016, making four playoff appearances and playing in the 2014 WNBA Finals.

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In February 2005, NBA Commissioner David Stern announced that Chicago Sky had been awarded a new WNBA franchise, temporarily named WNBA Chicago Sky.

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The Chicago Sky selected Shey Peddy with the 23rd pick and Sydney Carter with the 27th pick in the 2012 WNBA draft.

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The Chicago Sky remained the only WNBA franchise to never make the playoffs.

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Chicago Sky hired Amber Stocks as head coach and general manager, replacing Chatman, on December 6,2016.

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In November 2018, the Chicago Sky hired James Wade as the team's new head coach and general manager.

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The Chicago Sky selected Katie Lou Samuelson in the first round of the 2019 WNBA draft and traded away Alaina Coates.

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On February 1,2021, the Chicago Sky announced the signing of free agent Candace Parker, a two-time WNBA MVP and WNBA Finals MVP.

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Since the new playoff format was adopted, the Chicago Sky became the lowest-seeded team and first team without a winning record to win the championship.

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Chicago Sky was on radio for two seasons on WVON-AM 1690 with Les Grobstein on play-by-play and Tajua Catchings handling color.

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Furthermore, some Chicago Sky games are broadcast nationally on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC.

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