The Dallas Wings are a professional basketball team and a member of the Western Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team's history, however, doesn't begin in Dallas, but in Detroit.
Detroit Shock (1998-2009): The team was originally established as the Detroit Shock in 1998, one of the WNBA's first expansion teams. The Shock were successful during their time in Detroit, winning three WNBA championships in 2003, 2006, and 2008 under the leadership of players like Deanna Nolan, Cheryl Ford, and Katie Smith, and head coach Bill Laimbeer.
Relocation to Tulsa (2010-2015): After the 2009 season, the team was relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma, and became the Tulsa Shock. The team's performance declined during their time in Tulsa, with no playoff appearances until 2015.
Relocation to Dallas (2016-Present): After the 2015 season, the team moved again, this time to Arlington, Texas, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and became the Dallas Wings. In Dallas, the team has seen a resurgence. As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, the Wings have made multiple playoff appearances.
Key players for the Dallas Wings have included Skylar Diggins-Smith, one of the top point guards in the league, and Liz Cambage, who set a WNBA record by scoring 53 points in a game in 2018.
The Dallas Wings play their home games at the College Park Center, a multi-purpose venue located on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. The Wings are one of the twelve teams in the WNBA and contribute to the growth and development of professional women's basketball.