• Starzz Team Creation

    One of the eight original WNBA teams, the Starzz, which was partially named after the old ABA team. Utah Jazz ownership was not interested in keeping the Starzz, and without new owners the team would have folded.

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  • Move to San Antonio

    No local ownership was found, so in 2002, the Starzz announced their intentions to move out of Salt Lake City. On December 5, 2002, the Utah Starzz was bought by Spurs Sports & Entertainment, and it was announced that the Starzz would move immediately to San Antonio and change their nickname to the Silver Stars.

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The Utah Starzz were a Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. They began play in the 1997 WNBA season as one of the league’s eight original teams. The Starzz relocated, in 2003, to San Antonio where the team became the San Antonio Silver Stars. The Starzz were the sister team to the NBA’s Utah Jazz.

Established
1997

City
Salt Lake City
– San Antonio – Las Vegas

League History
1997 – Present / Women’s National Basketball Association

Team History
2018 – Present / Las Vegas Aces
2014 – 2017 / San Antonio Stars
2002 – 2013 / San Antonio Silver Stars
1997 – 2002 / Utah Starzz

Nickname
Starzz – The Starzz nickname which was partially named after the old ABA team Utah Stars and the current NBA Utah Jazz.

Championship
WNBA Championships  0

Arena
2018 – Present / Mandalay Bay Events Center

*San Antonio*
2003 – 2017 / AT&T Center

*Salt Lake City*
1997 – 2002 / Delta Center

Owner
2018 – Present / MGM Resorts International
2003 – 2017 / Peter Holt
1997 – 2002 / Larry H. Miller

Who is the greatest Utah Starzz?

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Mascot

*Blue is this team’s history

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