The historical timeline of the Chicago Sky. The complete look at the big moments, dates & games in Sky franchise history.
February 8, 2005
NBA Commissioner David Stern announces that Chicago will be awarded a new WNBA franchise. Margaret Stender, former president of the juice drinks division and president of the cereals division at PepsiCo and Quaker Oats Company, serves as the team’s first president and chief executive officer.
May 25, 2005
The Sky announces former NBA player and coach Dave Cowens as the team’s first head coach and general manager.
September 20, 2005
Chicago Sky team name and logo are formally debuted at the Alder Planetarium. Team President and CEO Margaret Stender describe the team colors of yellow and blue as “a beautiful day in Chicago between the blue sky and bright sunlight to highlight the spectacular skyline.”
November 16, 2005
The Sky holds an expansion draft to help build its roster of players. Among the notable selections were Brooke Wyckoff from the Connecticut Sun and Bernadette Ngoyisa from the San Antonio Silver Stars. In total the Sky draft 13 players.
April 5, 2006
In the Sky’s first appearance ever in the WNBA Draft, the Sky select Candice Dupree, a forward from Temple University with the sixth pick in the first round. The Sky also selects Jennifer Harris, a guard from Washington (20th overall) and Kerri Gardin, a forward from Virginia Tech (34th overall).
May 9, 2006
Sky plays their first-ever game against the Los Angeles Sparks at the UIC Pavilion, winning 78-73. Brooke Wyckoff scores the first basket in franchise history.
May 23, 2006
In front of 5, 112 people the Sky play their first regular season home game at against the 2005 WNBA champion Sacramento Monarchs. However, the Sky loses 76-63.
June 28, 2006
Olympic gold medalist and three-time WNBA All-Star, Nikki McCray retires after a long and successful career.
June 29, 2006
Sky record their first regular season win against the Charlotte Sting 75-69.
July 12, 2006
Candice Dupree becomes the first Sky player to play in an All-Star game. Dupree played 12 minutes scoring eight points and grabbed five rebounds for the Eastern Conference.
November 22, 2006
Chicago Sky forward Brooke Wyckoff returns to her alma mater (Florida State University) where her number 21 jersey was retired at halftime of the FSU vs. Florida women’s basketball game.
December 12, 2006
Dave Cowens resigns as head coach of the Sky and University of Missouri-Kansas City women’s head basketball coach BO Overton becomes the second head coach and general manager for the Sky.
January 27, 2007
Margaret Stender is inducted into the University of Richmond Hall of Fame. Stender played basketball all four years at Richmond and was the first female student athlete to receive an athletic scholarship at the University of Richmond.
February 12, 2007
Sky sign free agent and Chicago native Dominique Canty from the Huston Comets.
April 9, 2007
With the third pick in the 2007 WNBA Draft the Sky select Armintie Price, a guard from Mississippi University.
June 29, 2007
Jia Perkins scores a franchise record 39 points in a 92-84 double overtime win against the Sacramento Monarchs.
November 5, 2007
The Sky announce former executive vice president of business operations for the Chicago Wolves, Adam Fox, as the Sky’s new chief operating officer.
September 8, 2007
Armintie Price is named the 2007 WNBA Rookie of the Year. Price averaged 7.9 points and 2.9 assists her rookie year.
December 4, 2007
Sky announces The Tinley Park High School Titans as the first-ever winner of “High School Team of the Week.”
January 22, 2008
Sky join forces with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Illinois Chapter in support of its “Pennies for Patients” school program. They Sky helped raise $415,000 in 2008 for Leukemia and Lymphoma research.
The Sky launches the Sky Cares Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit foundation linked to the WNBA Chicago Sky. The mission of Sky Cares is to help build girls’ self-esteem and provide girls and young women with positive mentors.
April 9, 2008
With the second overall pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft, the Sky select Sylvia Fowles, a center from LSU.
June 20, 2008
In the second highest scoring games in Chicago Sky history, the Sky lose a hard fought game 112-105 to the Phoenix Mercury. Jia Perkins scored 10 of her 30 points in the final 1:37 of regulation to rally the Sky and force overtime.
March 12, 2008
Bo Overton announces he is resigning as head coach and general manager of the Sky. Assistant coach Steven Key becomes the third head coach and general manager of the Sky.
January 7, 2009
Chicago Sky sign guard Erin Thorn from the New York Liberty to a two-year contract.
April, 9 2009
With the third overall pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft, the Sky select Kristi Toliver, a guard from the University of Maryland.
May 13, 2009
The Sky and Comcast announce an exclusive agreement to air regular season Sky games on Comcast’s CN100.
June 23, 2009
On the road, the Sky grabs a thrilling 99-98-overtime victory against the Atlanta Dream. Candice Dupree scores a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
July 14, 2009
Sylvia Fowles and Candice Dupree are named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team as starters. This is the first time in Sky history that two Sky players started in an All-Star game.
Candice Dupree received the WNBA Cares Community Assist Award.
August 17, 2009
The Chicago Sky announce that the team will be playing the 2010 WNBA season at Allstate Arena after reaching a multi-year contract agreement with the arena.
August 18, 2009
Chicago Sky center Sylvia Fowles is named to the 2009-12 USA Basketball Women’s National Team.
September 4, 2009
Despite a franchise record of 16-18, the Sky were again eliminated from playoff contention after being involved in a three-team tiebreaker, with the Washington Mystics winning the breaker, and the Sky finished 5th in the Eastern Conference.
April 8, 2010
The Chicago Sky select Epiphanny Prince, a guard from Rutgers University with the fourth overall pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft.
May 22, 2010
Sky plays its first regular season game at the Allstate Arena. In a heartbreaking overtime loss, the Sky fall to Indiana 86-92.
August 1, 2010
Sylvia Fowles scores a career high 35 points (second highest in team history) in a 96-97 loss to Phoenix Mercury.
September 13, 2010
Sylvia Fowles is named to the 2010 All-WNBA First Team.
October 1, 2010
Sky announce that Adam Fox will take over as to president and CEO of the Chicago Sky.
October 29, 2010
Sky announce Pokey Chatman as the next general manager and head coach of the Chicago Sky. Chatman becomes the fourth head coach of the Chicago Sky.
April 11, 2011
The Chicago Sky select Courtney Vandersloot from Gonzaga University with the third overall pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft.
June 23, 2011
In the highest scoring game in Sky history, the Sky won a 107-101-overtime battle against Connecticut as Epiphanny Prince led the way with 25 points.
July 13, 2011
On Camp Day, against Tulsa Shock, the Sky set an all-time attendance record with 13,838 and topped the Shock 72-54.
July 19, 2011
Sylvia Fowles, Epiphanny Prince, and Courtney Vandersloot were all named to the 2011 WNBA Eastern Conference All-Star Team. This marks the first time in Sky history that three Sky players were selected to an All-Star team.
August 7, 2011
Sylvia Fowles set a WNBA record of eight consecutive games with a double-double.
August 23, 2011
Against the Atlanta Dream at home, Epiphanny Prince’s fifth steal was her 74th on the season, setting a Sky single season record previously owned by Jia Perkins in 2009.
Michelle Snow played her 205th consecutive game passing Tamika Whitmore for the 13th longest streak in WNBA history.
September 4, 2011
Fowles broke her own franchise record for scoring in a season with 615 points with three games still to play. Fowles seventh point broke her 2010 Sky record for points in a season with 607. She finished the 2011 season with 680 points.
September 10, 2011
Rookie point guard Courtney Vandersloot sets the Sky’s single-season assist record with 124 assists against the Los Angeles Sparks.
September 11, 2011
In an amazing end of the season performance against the Seattle Storm, Sylvia Fowles scored 30 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to became only the second player in WNBA history to average 20 points ands 10 rebounds in a season.
September 29, 2011
Sylvia Fowles was named the 2011 Defensive Player of the Year.
January 2, 2012
The Sky announce blockbuster deal acquiring Swin Cash, Le’Coe Willingham and second round draft pick from the Seattle Storm in exchange for the Sky’s No. 2 overall draft pick.
February 22, 2012
Chicago Sky sign WNBA veteran point guard Ticha Penicheiro.
March 29, 2012
Swin Cash and Sylvia Fowles are named to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team.
June 4, 2012
Epiphanny Prince was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week of May 28-June 3.
June 3, 2012
Sylvia Fowles was named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for May averaging 22.3 ppg and 11.3 rpg.
June 10, 2012
Sylvia Fowles becomes franchise all-time leader in offensive rebounds passing Candice Dupree (287).
June 11, 2012
Epiphanny Prince was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the second straight week after tying a WNBA record three consecutive 30-point games.
August 22, 2012
Sylvia Fowles made her 809th field goal of her career, passing Candice Dupree to become the Sky’s all-time leader in field goals made.
August 26, 2012
With 11 assists versus Connecticut, Courtney Vandersloot set the Sky’s all-time best mark for assists in a game.
September 9, 2012
Vandersloot’s first assist broke her 2011 Sky record for assists in a single season with 127. She finished the 2012 season with 157 assists.
September 16, 2012
The Sky had their largest margin of victory in team history (31) with an 86-55 win over the Phoenix Mercury.
September 25, 2012
Four-time All-Star and 15 year veteran Ticha Penicheiro retires as the WNBA’s all-time assists leader.
April 15, 2013
With the second overall pick in 2013 WNBA draft, The Sky select Elena Delle Donne, a guard/forward from the University of Delaware.
May 20, 2013
The Sky and Weigel Broadcasting Co. announce a new five-year broadcast agreement to air regular season Sky games on WCIU, The U, and The U Too.
May 31, 2013
Sylvia Fowles recorded a career high and franchise record 22 rebounds along with 24 points in an 86-75 win over the Connecticut Sun.
July 1, 2013
Elena Delle Donne is named WNBA Rookie of the Month of June. Delle Donne was the rookie leader in free-throw percentage (93.8%), points (19.1) and minutes (33.1) per game.
July 1, 2013
Elena Delle Donne is named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week of June 24 – June 30. During this week, Delle Donne averaged 23 points to lead the Sky to two victories. She also set a season high of eight rebounds on June 29.
July 8, 2013
Elena Delle Donne is named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week of July 1-July 7. During this week, she marked her seventh 20-plus point game of the season.
July 15, 2013
Sylvia Fowles is named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week of July 8-July 14. During this week she averaged 20.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks. On July 10 she recorded a game high 26 points and 18 rebounds.
July 18, 2013
Sky rookie Elena Delle Donne goes down in WNBA history as the first rookie to be the top vote getter on final (and early) returns of the WNBA All-Star game ballot presented by Boost Mobile.
July 18, 2013
Epiphanny Prince is named as a starter for the Eastern Conference in the WNBA All-Star game presented by Boost Mobile. This marked her second All-Star appearance (2011) and first All-Star start.
July 20, 2013
Sylvia Fowles becomes the Chicago Sky’s All-Time Minutes Played Leader.
July 23, 2013
Sylvia Fowles is chosen as WNBA All-Star game reserve player. This was the third All-Star appearance for Fowles.
August 1, 2013
Sylvia Fowles becomes the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month of July. Throughout the month she averaged 17.2 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game.
August 5, 2013
Elena Delle Donne becomes the WNBA Rookie of the Month of July. Over the month, Delle Donne averaged 16.4 points and shot 90.9% from the free throw line.
August 12, 2013
Elena Delle Donne becomes Eastern Conference Player of the Week award winner for August 5-August 11. This is the third Player of the Week award for Delle Donne this season.
August 19, 2013
Sylvia Fowles becomes Eastern Conference Player of the Week for her efforts between August 12 and August 18. This is the second Player of the Week honor for Fowles this season.
August 23, 2013
The Chicago Sky clinched their first ever WNBA Playoff berth after defeating the New York Liberty 82-64.
August 26, 2013
Elena Delle Donne becomes Eastern Conference Player of the Week honor for her efforts from August 19-August 25. This is the fourth Eastern Conference Player of the Week award for Delle Donne this season.
September 3, 2013
Elena Delle Donne was named Rookie of the Month of August. This is the third Rookie of the Month honor for Delle Donne.
September 4, 2013
Sylvia Fowles is named the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month of August. Throughout the month Fowles averaged 18.1 points and 11.3 rebounds per game, while leading the league in rebounds and field goal percentage (58.9%).
September 11, 2013
The Chicago Sky sign center Avery Warley.
September 14, 2013
The Chicago Sky finish the 2013 regular season as the Eastern Conference leader with a 24-10 record.
September 17, 2013
Elena Delle Donne wins Rookie of the Month honor for the month of September. This is her fourth straight Rookie of the Month. She is just the second player in WNBA history to sweep the award (Tina Charles, 2010).
September 17, 2013
Sylvia Fowles was named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for September. This is the third Player of the Month honor for Fowles this season. Throughout the month she averaged 11.6 rebounds and 15.6 points. She topped the league in rebounds and field goal percentage (.569).
September 18, 2013
Sylvia Fowles is named 2013 WNBA Peak Performer Award winner for leading the league in rebounds. She finished the season with an average 11.5 rebounds per game.
September 20, 2013
The Chicago Sky begin the playoffs taking on the Indiana Fever in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
September 20, 2013
The WNBA announce that Elena Delle Donne was unanimously voted the 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year. Delle Donne led all rookies in points per game (18.1), three-point percentage (.438) and was second in blocks per game (1.8).
September 20, 2013
The WNBA announce that veteran Swin Cash is recipient of the 2013 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award.
September 20, 2013
The WNBA announced that Sylvia Fowles was voted the 2013 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year. Fowles finished the season as the league leader in rebounds per game (11.5) and also ranked second in blocks per game (2.44).
September 22, 2013
The Chicago Sky fall to the Indiana Fever in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
March 27, 2014
The Chicago Sky signs forward Jessica Breland.
April 9, 2014
The Sky signs center Sasha Goodlett.
April 14, 2014
With the 10th overall pick in the 2014 WNBA draft, the Sky selects Markeisha Gatling, a center from North Carolina State University. The Sky also selects Gennifer Brandon, a forward from California (22nd overall), and Jamierra Faulkner, a guard from Southern Mississippi (34th overall).
May 7th, 2014
In a trade with the Dream, the Sky acquires guard Courtney Clements and Atlanta’s 2015 2nd round draft pick in exchange for Swin Cash and Chicago’s own 3rd round draft pick for 2015.
May 24, 2014
The Sky defeats Atlanta 87-73 at the Allstate Arena, marking the team’s first 4-0 start in franchise history.
May 26, 2014
Courtney Vandersloot records 10 assists in a loss to Minnesota, becoming the Sky’s all-time leader in assists.
May 27, 2014
Elena Delle Donne is named the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for May 16- May 25. During this week, Delle Donne scored 20+ points in four straight games, leading the Eastern Conference in scoring with 23.5 points per game.
May 30, 2014
Courtney Vandersloot breaks the Sky’s single game record for assists, tallying 13 against Connecticut.
June 4, 2014
Elena Delle Donne earns the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month honor for May after scoring 21 points or more in five of Chicago’s six games and shooting 42.2% from the floor.
July 19, 2014
Jessica Breland represents the Sky as a reserve in the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game in Phoenix, tallying 6 points and 12 rebounds in 22 minutes of play.
August 11, 2014
Allie Quigley is named the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for August 4-August 10. During this week, Quigley led the East in scoring with 18.0 points per game, a 70.0% shooting percentage from the field, and a 62.5% mark for three pointers.
August 15, 2014
The Sky clinches a berth in the 2014 WNBA Playoffs.
August 22, 2014
Sylvia Fowles is named to the WNBA’s All-Defensive Second Team. During the regular season, Fowles recorded five blocks on three separate occasions, and she averaged 10.2 rebounds per game.
August 22, 2014
The Sky begins the playoffs, taking on the Atlanta Dream in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
August 24, 2014
The WNBA announces that Allie Quigley has been voted the 2014 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year. Quigley finished the season sixth in free-throw percentage (87.9%), and eighth in three-point percentage (38.7%), averaging 24.8 minutes per game.
August 25, 2014
Sylvia Fowles, Elena Delle Donne and Courtney Vandersloot are named to Team USA’s training camp roster for the 2014 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.
August 28, 2014
The Sky defeats the Atlanta Dream 81-80 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, marking the team’s first playoff series victory in franchise history.
August 30, 2014
The Sky begins the Eastern Conference Finals, taking on the Indiana Fever.
September 3, 2014
The Chicago Sky wins the Eastern Conference championship, defeating the Fever 75-62 in Game 3 to advance to the WNBA Finals for the first time in franchise history.
September 7, 2014
The WNBA Finals begin in Phoenix as the Sky face the Mercury.
September 12, 2014
The Sky hosts Game 3 of the WNBA Finals at the UIC Pavilion, falling to the Mercury 87-82.
February 10, 2015
The Sky re-signs Courtney Vandersloot.
February 11, 2015
The Sky re-signs Tamera Young.
February 16, 2015
The Sky acquires Cappie Pondexter in exchange for Epiphanny Prince.
February 19, 2015
The Sky re-signs Jessica Breland.
February 23, 2015
The Sky re-signs Allie Quigley.
March 5, 2015
The Sky signs Clarissa Dos Santos as free agent.
April 1, 2015
Gennifer Brandon is waived.
April 16, 2015
With the fifth overall pick in the 2015 WNBA Draft, the Sky selects Cheyenne Parker, a forward from Middle Tennessee State University. The Sky also selects Betnijah Laney, a guard/forward from Rutgers University (17th overall) and Aleighsa Welch, a forward from South Carolina (22nd overall).
May 4, 2015
The Sky signs Victoria Macaulay as free agent.
May 20, 2015
Aleighsa Welch is waived.
May 30, 2015
Courtney Clements is waived.
June 3, 2015
Markeisha Gatling is waived.
June 4, 2015
Jacki Gemelos is waived.
June 5, 2015
The Sky has largest opening night attendance in franchise history (8,123).
June 15, 2015
Elena Delle Donne is named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played June 5-June 14. During this week, she recorded 122 points in four games (30.5 ppg).
June 16, 2015
Victoria Macaulay is waived.
June 17, 2015
The Sky re-signs Jacki Gemelos.
June 22, 2015
Elena Delle Donne is named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of June 15-21. She averaged a league-best 27.0 points per game.
June 24, 2015
Elena Delle Donne has career-high night: 45 points and 6 blocks in 44 minutes. She also set a WNBA record for most free throws made without a miss (19).
June 29, 2015
Elena Delle Donne is named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of June 22-28. She led the league in scoring this week with 28.3 points per game.
July 6, 2015
The WNBA announces Elena Delle Donne as Eastern Conference Player of the Month for the month of June. She earned Player of the Week honors for the first three weeks of the season.
July 13, 2015
Cappie Pondexter is named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of July 6-12. Pondexter averaged 26.5 points and 5.5 assists in the week.
July 14, 2015
Elena Delle Donne tops the WNBA All-Star Balloting 2015 presented by Boost Mobile with 18,034 votes. It was her second year leading the Eastern Conference and her second time leading all players in votes.
July 21, 2015
Cappie Pondexter is named as a reserve for the Eastern Conference in the 2015 WNBA All-Star Game presented by Boost Mobile.
July 27, 2015
Erika de Souza is acquired in three-team trade involving Sylvia Fowles.
August 10, 2015
Elena Delle Donne is named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of August 3-9. She averaged 23.0 points and 6.7 rebounds over three games that week.
August 24, 2015
Elena Delle Donne is named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the fifth time in the season for the week of August 17-23. During the week, she led the Sky to two wins over Washington with an average of 20.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg and 3.0 bpg.
September 3, 2015
The WNBA awards Elena Delle Donne with the Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award for the second consecutive year.
September 7, 2015
Courtney Vandersloot earns the first Eastern Conference Player of the Week honor of her career for the week of August 31-September 6.
September 11, 2015
The Sky set a new regular season attendance record with 117,201. The franchise’s previous record was 113,640 in 2014. This is the seventh consecutive year the Sky has set a new attendance record.
September 13, 2015
The Chicago Sky ended the regular season with a new single season franchise scoring record. The Sky finished the season with 2818 total points (82.9 PPG). The previous record was 2701 points (79.4 PPG) in 2013.
September 13, 2015
The Sky topped its previous record for blocks in a season with 227. The previous record was 225 set in 2013. Chicago is the only team in WNBA history to record 3 seasons of 200-plus blocks (225 in 2013 and 201 in 2014).
September 13, 2015
Elena Delle Donne became the sixth player in WNBA history to make at least 200 free throws in season and achieved the accomplishment with the least amount of misses (11).
September 16, 2015
The WNBA announced Elena Delle Donne as the 2015 WNBA Most Valuable Player. Delle Donne finished the regular season as the league leader in scoring (23.4 ppg) and shot a league-best 95 percent from the free throw line.
September 17, 2015
The WNBA announced Allie Quigley as the 2015 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year for the second consecutive season.
September 17, 2015
The WNBA announced that Courtney Vandersloot and Elena Delle Donne won the 2015 Peak Performer Awards for assists (5.8 apg) and scoring (23.4 ppg), respectively.
September 21, 2015
Elena Delle Donne scores a playoff career-high 40 points in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Indiana. Her 40 points was also a franchise record and the third highest amount of points scored in a playoff game. Courtney Vandersloot recorded 14 assists, which is the most in franchise playoff history and tied for the most assists recorded in a WNBA playoff.
September 21, 2015
The Chicago Sky is eliminated from the Eastern Conference Semifinals after losing the series to the Indiana Fever, 2-1.
October 8, 2015
The WNBA announces that Elena Delle Donne was unanimously voted to the All-WNBA First Team and Courtney Vandersloot was named to the All-WNBA Second Team.
February 14, 2016
The Sky re-signs Erika de Souza.
February 9, 2016
The Sky re-signs Jessica Breland.
February 11, 2016
The Sky re-signs Clarissa Dos Santos.
March 7, 2016
The Sky signs Jacki Gemelos as a free agent.
March 7, 2016
The Sky signs Shanece McKinney as a free agent.
March 7, 2016
The Sky signs Yvonne Turner as a free agent.
April 14, 2016
With the tenth overall pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft, the Sky selects Imani Boyette, a center from University of Texas. The Sky also selects Jordan Jones, a guard from Texas A&M (34th overall).
April 21, 2016
The Sky signs Maggie Lyon as a free agent.
April 22, 2016
The Sky names Jonah Herscu as assistant coach.
April 28, 2016
The Sky waives Maggie Lyon.
May 6, 2016
The Sky waives Jacki Gemelos.
May 6, 2016
The Sky waives Jordan Jones.
May 11, 2016
The Sky waives Shanece McKinney.
May 12, 2016
The Sky waives Yvonne Turner.
May 14, 2016
The Sky wins its fifth consecutive home opener, defeating the Connecticut Sun, 93-70.
May 22, 2016
Erika de Souza becomes the 20th player in WNBA history to grab at least 2,000 rebounds in her career, doing such against her former team, the Atlanta Dream.
June 3, 2016
Betnijah Laney suffers torn right ACL against the Washington Mystics. Laney would miss the remainder of the season.
June 10, 2016
Cappie Pondexter becomes the seventh player in WNBA history to surpass 6,000 points.
June 12, 2016
Cappie Pondexter passes Dawn Staley for 10th all-time in WNBA history with 1,337 career assists.
June 21, 2016
Cappie Pondexter is named to the WNBA’s Top20@20 presented by Verizon. The team honored the 20 best players in WNBA history to commemorate the league’s 20th anniversary.
July 8, 2016
Allie Quigley records a career-high 29 points and six three-pointers in an 88-85 loss to the New York Liberty.
July 13, 2016
The Allstate Arena sets a new Sky single-game attendance record with 16,444 fans in attendance in the Sky’s 77-67 defeat against Los Angeles. The previous record was 16,402 set on July 9, 2014.
July 17, 2016
Elena Delle Donne surpasses the 2000-point mark for her career in her 98th career game, becoming the third fastest player to reach the mark.
July 18, 2016
Elena Delle Donne is named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of July 11-17. Delle Donne led the league in scoring with 24.7 PPG over the week and hit a game-winning three-pointer in the Sky’s July 17 win against Seattle.
September 4, 2016
As the Sky wins its fourth straight game following the Olympic Break, Elena Delle Donne passes Epiphany Prince for second all-time in scoring in team history (2,151 points) in the victory over Seattle.
September 6, 2016
Elena Delle Donne is named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of August 26-September 4. The Sky went 4-0 in the week and Delle Donne led the league in scoring with 27.3 PPG in that time. It was Delle Donne’s second Player of the Week award of the season and 12th of her career.
September 11, 2016
With a 96-86 victory over the Connecticut Sun, the Chicago Sky clinches its fourth consecutive playoff berth.
September 18, 2016
The Sky finishes the 2016 season with a new single-season franchise scoring record. The Sky finished the season with 2,930 points (86.1 PPG). The previous record was 2,818 points (82.9 PPG) set in 2015.
September 20, 2016
The WNBA names Imani Boyette to the WNBA All-Rookie Team.
September 25, 2016
The Sky opens the postseason at home against the Atlanta Dream and wins 108-98. The Sky broke multiple WNBA records in the win, including most points in a quarter (37, first) and also tied the WNBA record for points in a playoff game with 108.
October 4, 2016
The Chicago Sky is eliminated from the postseason after losing a series to the Los Angeles Sparks, 3-1.
October 17, 2016
The WNBA names Elena Delle Donne to the All-WNBA First Team.
October 28, 2016
The Chicago Sky announces Head Coach and General Manager Pokey Chatman would not be retained for the 2017 season.
December 13, 2016
The Sky announces Amber Stocks as the next General Manager and Head Coach of the Chicago Sky. Stocks becomes the fifth head coach of the Chicago Sky.