In February 2005, NBA Commissioner David Stern announced that Chicago had been awarded a new WNBA franchise. The franchise was temporarily named WNBA Chicago. On May 27, 2005, former NBA player and coach Dave Cowens were announced as the team’s first head coach and general manager. The team home would be the UIC Pavilion.
The 2021 WNBA Finals, officially the WNBA Finals 2021 presented by YouTube TV for sponsorship reasons, was the best-of-five championship series for the 2021 season of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The finals featured the fifth-seeded Phoenix Mercury facing off against the sixth-seeded Chicago Sky, a rematch of the 2014 Finals. The Sky defeated the Mercury in 4 games, ...
History of the Sky
The Chicago Sky is an American professional basketball team based in Chicago, playing in the Eastern Conference of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded before the 2006 WNBA season began. It is owned by Michael J. Alter (principal owner) and Margaret Stender (minority owner).
Like some other WNBA teams, the Sky is not affiliated with a National Basketball Association (NBA) counterpart, although the Chicago Bulls play in the same market.
2006 – Present / Women’s National Basketball Association
2006 – Present / Chicago Sky
Sky – Team President and CEO Margaret Stender claimed the team name represents “A beautiful day in Chicago between the blue sky and bright sunlight to highlight the spectacular skyline.”
WNBA Championships 1
2018 – Present / Wintrust Arena
2010 – 2017 / Allstate Arena
2006 – 2009 / UIC Pavilion
2006 – Present / Michael J. Alter and Margaret Stender
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