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Tue October 20, 2009

It Is Official: Detroit Shock Moving to Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – WNBA's Detroit franchise moving to Tulsa, Okla.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) It's official: The three-time WNBA champion Detroit Shock are moving to Tulsa, Okla.

WNBA President Donna Orender and other officials made the announcement Tuesday, a day after The Associated Press reported the move.

Tulsa County has a population of about 592,000 and Tulsa is the second-smallest city with a WNBA franchise. The smallest is Uncasville, Conn., home to the Sun.

The announcement came five days after the Tulsa ownership group said it would apply to purchase a WNBA franchise. Oklahoma City businessmen Bill Cameron and David Box lead the group.

Former Tulsa and Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson will be the Tulsa team's coach and general manager.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.