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Tulsa Shock offseason: Fred Williams hired as new head coach.

The Tulsa Shock improved in 2013 and might see more improvement in 2014 after drafting a talented group of players headlined by Odyssey Sims.

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Australian Liz Cambage to miss 2014 WNBA season

Once again, the Tulsa Shock have announced that they will be without 6-foot-8 center Liz Cambage for the 2014 season.

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Round 3, Pick 3: Shock drafted Theresa Plaisance

The Tulsa Shock selected 6-foot-5 LSU center Thresea Plaisance with the 27th pick in the third round.

Wows: There was one obvious type of situation where Plaisance could excel: in a high-low situation with a low post threat. Whether she's playing with 6-foot-8 Australian center Liz Cambage or 6-foot-3 power forward Glory Johnson, Plaisance has an excellent chance of succeeding with the Shock with her ability to score from the perimeter and pass the ball quite well.

Wonders: Can she make the roster? She clearly has the skillset to do so and with Cambage's status unclear (as usual) she might have a better chance than some other late picks.

Worries: Plaisance was neither a very good offensive rebounder nor a very efficient scorer in the post. That leaves a question as to whether she'll just be a 6-foot-5 spot up player or someone who can truly be an inside-outside threat.

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Round 2, Pick 1: Shock select Jordan Hooper

With the first pick of the second round, the Tulsa Shock select Nebraska's Jordan Hooper.

Wows: What I think you have to like about Jordan Hooper is her ability to shoot the ball at 6'2" and really doesn't have a lot of weaknesses. Putting her on the floor with All-Star forward Glory Johnson and potential future All-Star Odyssey Sims gives Fred Williams and Tulsa some interesting options.

Wonders: How close is Hooper to being able to score off the dribble against WNBA competition from the wing?

Worries: Hooper is not a particularly good offensive rebounder and has a small forward's frame despite her height. It will be interesting to see how she's used on the defensive end.

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Tulsa Shock select Odyssey Sims second overall

A year after selecting Skylar Diggins, the Tulsa Shock add another successful college guard.

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Tulsa Shock add Ed Baldwin as assistant coach

The Tulsa Shock have named Ed Baldwin an Assistant Coach to complete Fred Williams’ coaching staff. From 2008 to 2013, Baldwin was an Assistant Coach for Ohio State University’s women’s basketball program.

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Wiggins signs with the L.A. Sparks

Today, the Los Angeles Sparks announced that they have signed free agent guard Candice Wiggins to a contract.

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Cambage debating return to Tulsa Shock this season

My take is she needs another week to negotiate time off with Tulsa for Opals events. Will she play for the Shock this season? Comment below.

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SA community mock draft: Who should Tulsa draft?

Our community mock draft continues today with the Tulsa Shock on the clock for the second pick overall.

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Tulsa Coach Williams name drops three prospects.

"My first stop was at the ACC tournament in Greensboro, NC. I got a chance to watch some talented players, such as Alyssa Thomas from Maryland." "After landing, I was right back on the road to Oklahoma City for the Big 12 tournament. I got to watch some talented players like Odyssey Sims out of Baylor and Tiffany Bias from Oklahoma State. "

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Should Tulsa take Sims second in the WNBA draft?

The Tulsa Shock are rumored to select Baylor star Odyssey Sims with the second pick of the 2014 WNBA Draft, despite drafting three guards in the last two drafts.

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Video: Duncan's pass to Diggins in NBA Celeb game

U.S. Secretary of Education making a sweet over-the-shoulder pass to Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins during the 2014 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game (via ESPN)

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Five WNBA players to be in NBA All-Star events

Happy Valentine's Day everyone. WNBA players will be part of this year's 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. So let's take a look at which players will be part of this weekend's major events which begin tonight.

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2013 Shock review: What does Williams inherit?

Mike Brown of the Tulsa World says that Fred Williams "won the news conference" introducing him as the new head coach of the Tulsa Shock. But does he have a roster capable of winning games and accomplishing their goal of making the playoffs?

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Video: Williams' opening remarks as Shock coach

Fred Williams gave the crowd at BOK Center reason to cheer during his opening remarks after being introduced as the new head coach of the Tulsa Shock (via Cory Young/Tulsa World TV).

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Williams brings valuable experience to Tulsa Shock

The Tulsa Shock's first order of business his offseason was to hire a new coach. Now they can begin the process of figuring out how to continue building their team through the 2014 WNBA Draft.

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Tulsa World: Fred Williams is new Shock coach

The Tulsa World states that the Tulsa Shock will announce Fred Williams as their next head coach. Williams was head coach and general manager of the Atlanta Dream for the 2012-2013 seasons.

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Seattle Storm promote Boucek to assoc. head coach

Jayda Evans of the Seattle Times previously reported that Jenny Boucek was in the mix for both the Atlanta Dream and Tulsa Shock jobs. While the Dream's vacancy has since been filled, today's announcement means that Tulsa is looking in a different direction (barring something surprising happening).

For more on the Storm, visit our Seattle Storm offseason storystream.

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What are the 2013 Big Three Rookies up to?

The Big Three Rookies of the 2013 Draft Class: Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner, Chicago Sky forward Elena Delle Donne, and Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins are now in the middle of a long WNBA offseason, and they're now no longer rookies! Let's take a look and see what they're up to during the winter.

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Boucek in talks with Dream, Shock for HC position

An article from Jayda Evans at the Seattle Times states that Jenny Boucek has been in talks with both the Atlanta Dream and the Tulsa Shock regarding their head coaching vacanies.

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2013-2014 Shock Offseason

The Tulsa Shock improved its record from 9-25 to 11-23 in its 2013 campaign and also let go of head coach Gary Kloppenburg because he did not improve the team as quickly as desired. The Shock also has a draft lottery pick which could help bring another major addition to the team but with an already young roster, it may be time to get a veteran cornerstone instead.

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Why Atlanta's change of direction could make sense

After guiding a young franchise to its third WNBA Finals in four years, the Dream have decided not to renew Fred Williams' contract. Although the move was mildly surprising, it's also not hard to understand.

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