Tulsa Shock Fired Gary Kloppenburg

2014 - Tulsa Shock fire Gary Kloppenburg after 20-49 record

In 2014: The team drafts Odyssey Sims, a two-time NCAA finalist and All-American, with the second overall pick. The team also acquires Courtney Paris, a former NCAA rebounding leader and All-American. The team suffers several injuries to key players, including Cambage, Diggins, and Wiggins, and finishes with a 12-22 record, missing the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year. Kloppenburg is fired at the end of the season and is replaced by Fred Williams

Kloppenburg was hired in January 2012 and inherited a team that had gone 9-59 in its two years in Tulsa. During Kloppenburg’s tenure, the team went 20-49.