Detroit to Tulsa Shocker

Daniel C. Cameron
Assistant Publisher

ROLLIN’ WITH NOLAN: Nolan Richardson has committed to coach a team should Tulsa be granted membership with the WNBA.

DANIEL C. CAMERON for GTR Newspapers

News outlets nationwide are reporting on the Associated Press report that an official with the Detroit Shock has announced the team will be relocating to Tulsa. The official reported with anonymity because he is unauthorized to make the announcement.

The Pete Lavelle of the Detroit Free Press reports that league insiders have said the move is official and the players have been notified of the move.

The announcement comes after Tulsa Pro Hoops, officially applied for membership to the last week. Tulsa Pro Hoops, is the Oklahoma investment group working to acquire a team.

No one involved with the Tulsa group is commenting as of now and calls to the league have yet to be returned. However, a press conference has been called for 11:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Nolan Richardson will be the coach and general manager of the potential Tulsa team.

The Detroit Shock joined the in 1998 and has won three Championships (2003, 2006 and 2008). The Shock played in the post season this year and lost to another team rumored to be speculating a move to Tulsa, the Indiana Fever. The Fever has denied these claims to its season ticket holders.

Updated 10-19-2009

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