The Phoenix Mercury are a Women's National Basketball Association team in Phoenix, Arizona that began in 1997 as one of the league's original eight teams. The team plays at America West Arena.

Table of contents
1 Uniform
2 WNBA Championships
3 History
4 Retired Numbers
5 Hall of Famers
6 Not to be Forgotten
7 Current Stars


Their uniform is white, yellow and orange at home with a logo of the planet Mercury in reddish orange, and the word Mercury in yellow; it is orange and yellow on the road.

WNBA Championships



With a cast that included hall-of-famer Nancy Lieberman, possible future hall-of-famers
Michele Timms of Australia, and Jennifer Gillom, plus the energetic and hyper-active star Bridget Pettis, the Mercury reached the playoffs at various times during the late 1990s, including a trip to the WNBA Finals in 1998.

All of the above-mentioned players (except for Gillom) left, because of retirement or trades, and the Mercury stopped being a playoff contender. In addition, player Lisa Harrison has become a sex symbol, and Playboy Magazine offered her money to pose in their magazine. The Mercury had hoped to get a chance to draft college star Tameeka Catchings, who is one of the best basketball players in the country, but Catchings went to the Indiana Fever instead.

Retired Numbers

  • 7 Michele Timms

Hall of Famers

  • Nancy Lieberman
  • Cheryl Miller (coach)

Not to be Forgotten

  • Marlies Askamp
  • Bridget Pettis

Current Stars

  • Lisa Harrison