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Plenette Pierson: Tulsa’s designated leader

Detroit Shock players Swin Cash #32, Plenette Pierson #23 and Shannon Johnson #7 stand on the sideline against the Phoenix Mercury in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on September 11, 2007 at US Airways…

The Nolan Richardson refrain: “Basketball is basketball”

September 29, 2009 – Nolan Richardson speaks to the crowd after being introduced as coach and general manager. The answer to the inevitable question is always the same: “basketball is basketball.” Since he was announced…

Forty women to participate in Tulsa Shock open tryouts

Basketball players with dreams of playing in the WNBA are set to tryout for the Tulsa Shock tomorrow at Oral Roberts University. The first step is getting a training camp invite and the second is…

Video: Marion Jones working out with Nolan Richardson and Wayne Stehlik

Marion Jones works out with Tulsa head coach Nolan Richardson at the University of Tulsa on Friday April 9, 2010.

Tulsa Shock signs embattled former Olympian Marion Jones

The WNBA Tulsa Shock signed former track star Marion Jones. Although drafted by the Phoenix Mercury in 2003, she never suited up for the team and will be considered a rookie free agent in the…

Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry mentions Tulsa Shock in speech

  Oklahoma governor Brad Henry gave his eighth and last state of the state address on February 1 to the state legislature and mentioned the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock in an optimistic spiel about Oklahoma’s economic…

Tulsa WNBA team keeps Shock name

The new WNBA Tulsa franchise officially unveiled its identity Saturday with the announcement of the new team name, logo and colors–the Tulsa Shock with the colors black, red and gold. The logo features a basketball…

The rocky road back to Tulsa: Nolan Richardson returns, Part 2

Part 1 Post-Arkansas For years after leaving Arkansas, Richardson did not interview for a coaching job at any other school, another indicator, according to him of the double standard black coaches endure in college sports.…