After moving from Detroit to Tulsa in 2010 the Shock are moving again but this time they are leaving the name behind. After six seasons in Tulsa the Shock announced this summer that they would be relocating to the Dallas Fort Worth area. Today Full Court Partners, LLC, the ownership group of the relocating team introduced the new name and team logo. A news conference was held at College Park Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington, which will serve as the team’s home court this season. In front of team owners, players, WNBA officials and new fans the team unveiled it’s blue and yellow colors and Pegasus inspired design and the former Tulsa Shock became the Dallas Wings.
After having their best performance yet in Tulsa this past season where they led the western conference before their superstar Skylar Diggins suffered a torn ACL the Shock look to pick up where they left off in Arlington. Majority owner Bill Cameron says the Wings are “a young and dynamic team with tremendous upside.” In attendance, Wing player Skylar Diggins spoke on what to expect from the team this summer. “We are the market disrupters,” Diggins said. “We are the team that you don’t want to play. We’re not nice. We’re going to be in your face the whole game.” They certainly will be a team to watch this summer. NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum calls the Dallas-Fort Worth area “home to some of the most passionate basketball fans in the world.” Lets see if they show up to support their new franchise. However, the jury is still out on whether or not we like the new team name… What do you think?