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The Connecticut Sun is the first WNBA team which is not owned by NBA owner. They enjoy the status of being the sole team not sharing market with NBA team.
Connecticut Sun is owned by Mohegan Indian Tribe and was formerly known as Orlando Miracle. They began to play WNBA season only in 2003. For two seasons Charlotte Sting was the major strength of the team.
Critics of the American basketball team are of view that Connecticut Sun is the best team in the WNBA, besides the fact that it has never won a league championship. Past two years Sun has finished seasons with more wins but they are not able to take a lead in major league championships.
Reason for the failure to win championships is majorly because of the injuries. SUN is also considered lucky for its proactive management who never sat back and waited for the luck to turn their way. They traded Taj McWilliams-Franklin to Los Angeles Sparks before the 2007 draft.
They played record in the league for 26 ? 8 with their super talented stars Margo Dydek, Lindsey Whalen and Nykesha Sales. Katie Douglas won all the applause by earning All-Star MVP award.
Douglas became Suns key player leading team to 16.4 points per game to set a franchise record with 73 3-pointers. Douglas not only played well in lead but also proved herself to be a strong defender as she made a score of 62 steals.
Douglas was not the only player who was hot on defense last year. 7-2 Margo Dydek led the league in blocked shots for the eighth time in her nine-year career, averaging 2.5 blocks per game. She holds the league career mark with 811 blocks.
Mike Thibault won all the praise for being Sun?s winning coach. Under him the team performed remarkably well, leading the team to a seven-game winning streaks.
He encouraged his team to perform their best on striking and defending ends. Strategy for balanced scoring was the only factor for Connecticut Sun?s success.
The Sun reined Eastern Conference Champs for two times but lost to Detriot Shock in 2006. Katie Douglas and Nykesha Sales hurt themselves during the play which was the major setback for Sun?s deteriorated performance in Eastern Conference.
Sales was able to play only 22 games out of 33 games this season. So was the case with Douglas who missed time in the playoffs and was majorly limited to both ends of the floor against the Detroit Shocks.
Connecticut managed to reach near the top positions for three consecutive years, but failed to win a major league WNBA title. Team is a mix of winning talent. They need to organize themselves a little more for the next season.
Douglas rejoined Sun after recovering fully from the hair line fracture and playing abroad. Now Sun has all that can contribute towards the success in the coming up championship.
Douglas will be playing for the first time in WNBA history without Taj McWilliams-Franklin by her side. Franklin has been traded to sparks for Erika de Souza in 2007 WNBA Draft. Taj?s 2006 scores were 9.6rpg which made her on number two in the league.
Apart from Taj & Douglas there are Lindsey Whalen and Asjha Jones on the team too. Critics are still of the view that Sun should get some new blood to help them stay in contention.