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.
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.
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.
Salt Lake City – San Antonio – Las Vegas
1997 – Present / Women’s National Basketball Association
2018 – Present / Las Vegas Aces
2014 – 2017 / San Antonio Stars
2002 – 2013 / San Antonio Silver Stars
1997 – 2002 / Utah Starzz
Starzz – The Starzz nickname which was partially named after the old ABA team Utah Stars and the current NBA Utah Jazz.
WNBA Championships 0
2018 – Present / Mandalay Bay Events Center
2003 – 2017 / AT&T Center
*Salt Lake City*
1997 – 2002 / Delta Center
2018 – Present / MGM Resorts International
2003 – 2017 / Peter Holt
1997 – 2002 / Larry H. Miller
*Blue is this team’s history