Former WNBA star and Olympic gold medalist Chamique Holdsclaw will serve no further jail time after pleading guilty Friday to multiple charges arising from a Nov. 1, 2012 attack on the Tulsa Shock’s Jennifer Lacy, who described herself to police responding to the incident as Holdsclaw’s “ex-girlfriend.”
It was a graduation day to remember for Notre Dame star Skylar Diggins, who received a brand new Mercedes from hip hop mogul and Roc Nation Sports Agency owner Jay-Z.
Instagram photos show Diggins in her cap and gown outside of Notre Dame Stadium where she was presented with the surprise on Sunday. Diggins later tweeted, "I got 99 Problems but a Benz ain't one" in reference to HOV's famous hit song.
Liz Cambage now plans to play for the Tulsa Shock in 2013, and will arrive in training camp next week.
The club's announcement Thursday is a 180-degree flip from earlier this spring, when Full Court Press was the first to report that Cambage would not be returning, again according to the Shock and coach Gary Kloppenburg.
Cambage also toyed with Tulsa last year, saying she would return after the Olympics, then missing her plane, and then deciding not to return at all. She was expected to play for the Shock this year, but then surprised the team by changing her mind.
Despite being stood up by Liz Cambage for the second year in a row, the Tulsa Shock are optimistic about 2013. Thanks to adding significant talent through the draft and offseason trades, the Tulsa season is shaping up to be the team's best since it arrived in Oklahoma.
"We feel like we have more firepower, bigger guards, better shooting and we have a chance to be a better defensive team,” says coach Gary Kloppenburg. “We basically have a new team.”
NEW ORLEANS -- Lindsey Moore (Nebraska), Layshia Clarendon (California) and Kelly Faris (Connecticut) all helped their WNBA prospects with their NCAA Tournament runs. At least that was the opinion of Indiana head coach Lin Dunn as she and three of her peers – Tulsa’s head coach and general manager Gary Kloppenburg, New York’s head coach and GM Bill Laimbeer and Washington’s head coach and GM Mike Thibault – as they spoke to the media Thursday in the runup to Monday’s 2013 WNBA Draft.
Tulsa head coach and general manager Gary Kloppenburg has confirmed that Liz Cambage will not return to the Shock for the 2013 season, opting instead to play in China.
"She's not coming back to Tulsa," said Kloppenburg who received word from Cambage's agent in the last 48 hours. "Obviously we're disapointed. We would like for her to give us a shot. We are building for the future and a lot of our offense would run through her."
TULSA, OK - The Tulsa Shock have signed forward Tiffany Jackson-Jones to a multi-year contract. Jackson-Jones led the Shock in scoring in 2011 averaging 12.4 points per game and in rebounds grabbing 8.4 per game. In 2011, Jackson-Jones also led Tulsa in minutes played averaging 33.9 per game. Jackson-Jones did not play in the 2012 season as she welcomed her first child.
TULSA, OK -- The Tulsa Shock became the seventh team in the WNBA to ink a jersey advertising partnership.
On Thursday, at a press conference in Tulsa that was attended by WNBA president Laurel Richie, the Shock announced they have entered into a multi-year marquee partnership with Osage Casino. The terms of the deal were not disclosed but do include the Osage Casino logo appearing on the Shock home and away jerseys beginning this coming season.