The Sol shined into Earth as an expansion team in 2000. In their debut, the team struggled, but bounced back and made the playoffs with a 17-15 record, clinching the 2nd seed. In their playoff debut, the Miami Sol became the first expansion team in WNBA history to reach the playoffs in their first year and sweep their first team, which was the Cleveland Rockers.
Citing the inability to raise enough funds to continue operation under the WNBA’s new restructuring agreement, the organization ceased operations. The team finished with a franchise record of 48 wins and 48 losses. The other Florida team, the Orlando Miracle, ceased operations after the 2002 season and was relocated to Connecticut as the Connecticut Sun, adopting a nickname and logo very similar to the Miami Sol.
The Miami Sol were a professional women’s basketball team that was based in Miami, Florida and entered the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) in 2000. They played their games at American Airlines Arena as the sister team to the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team folded after the 2002 season because of financial problems.
2000 – 2002 / Women’s National Basketball Association
2000 – 2002 / Miami Sol
Sol – The team’s nickname, Sol, is Spanish and Portuguese for “sun”. The name played off the Miami area’s large Hispanic population and its “brother” NBA team, the Miami Heat.
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2000 – 2002 / American Airlines Arena
2000 – 2002 / Heat Group
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