2008 Houston Comets season
|2008 Houston Comets season|
|Head Coach||Karleen Thompson|
|Playoff Finish||Did not qualify|
|Houston Comets seasons|
|< 2007||2009 >|
The 2008 WNBA season was the 12th and final season for the Houston Comets. The Comets were not able to return to the postseason for the first time since 2006. By season's end, Comets owner Hilton Koch put the franchise up for sale less than two years after he bought it.
- Roneeka Hodges was selected in the 2008 Expansion Draft for the Atlanta Dream, and subsequently traded her to the Seattle Storm, along with the No. 4 pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft for Iziane Castro Marques and the No. 8 overall pick.
|5||Matee Ajavon||United States||Rutgers|
|17||Erica White||United States||LSU|
|31||Crystal Kelly||United States||Western Kentucky|
- February 20: Signed free agent Mwadi Mabika.
- February 25: Re-signed free agent Tamecka Dixon.
- February 27: Signed Erin Grant to a training camp contract.
- March 6: Re-signed Barbara Turner, then traded her to the Connecticut Sun for Megan Mahoney.
- March 7: Signed free agent Shannon Johnson.
- March 28: Re-signed free agent Michelle Snow.
- March 31: Re-signed free agent Tina Thompson.
- April 10: Signed Debbie Remmerde to a training camp contract.
- April 14: Signed Tamara Ransburg and Marcedes Walker to training camp contracts.
- April 15: Waived Anastasia Kostaki.
- April 16: Signed Sequoia Holmes to a training camp contract.
- April 19: Waived Tamara Ransburg.
- April 24: Waived Debbie Remmerde.
- April 29: Waived Erin Grant, Megan Mahoney, Erin Myrick and Crystal Smith.
- May 15: Waived Crystal Kelly.
- May 16: Waived Latasha Byears.
- June 15: Waived Marcedes Walker.
- June 25: Re-signed Latasha Byears.
- June 27: Waived Ashley Shields.
- July 5: Signed Roneeka Hodges to a seven-day contract.
- July 16: Signed Roneeka Hodges for the remainder of the season.
|May 1||San Antonio||74-68||Win||1-0|
In a game against the Detroit Shock on July 24, Shock player Nancy Lieberman broke her own record for being the oldest player in the WNBA. Lieberman, a Hall of Famer since 1999, was 39-years-old when she played with Phoenix during the league's first year in 1997.
Nancy Lieberman played nine minutes and had two assists. One of the assists included a no-look pass in the closing minutes of the Detroit Shock's 79-61 loss to the Houston Comets on July 24.
|San Antonio Silver Stars x||24||10||.706||–||15–2||9–8||10–10|
|Seattle Storm x||22||12||.647||2.0||16–1||6–11||13–7|
|Los Angeles Sparks x||20||14||.588||4.0||12–5||8–9||12–8|
|Sacramento Monarchs x||18||16||.529||13–4||5–12||6.0||9–11|
|Houston Comets o||17||17||.500||7.0||13–4||4–13||10–10|
|Minnesota Lynx o||16||18||.471||8.0||10–7||6–11||8–12|
|Phoenix Mercury o||16||18||.471||8.0||9–8||7–10||8–12|
|May 17||@ Detroit||66-85||Loss||0-1|
|May 25||@ Washington||66-69||Loss||0-2|
|May 27||vs. Minnesota||92-98 (OT)||Loss||0-3|
|May 30||@ Sacramento||66-73||Loss||0-4|
|June 1||@ Seattle||63-64||Loss||0-5|
|June 3||vs. San Antonio||75-72||Win||1-5|
|June 6||@ New York||73-81||Loss||1-6|
|June 7||@ Indiana||75-84||Loss||1-7|
|June 14||vs. Seattle||68-60||Win||2-7|
|June 16||vs. Atlanta||88-79||Win||3-7|
|June 18||vs. Washington||63-67||Loss||3-8|
|June 21||@ Minnesota||72-65||Win||4-8|
|June 24||@ San Antonio||82-81(OT)||Win||5-8|
|June 26||vs. San Antonio||77-71||Win||6-8|
|June 28||vs. Indiana||75-61||Win||7-8|
|July 1||@ Connecticut||68-78||Loss||7-9|
|July 3||@ Atlanta||72-65||Win||8-9|
|July 5||vs. Sacramento||73-65||Win||9-9|
|July 8||@ Phoenix||94-99||Loss||9-10|
|July 9||@ Los Angeles||74-82(OT)||Loss||9-11|
|July 12||@ Minnesota||71-85||Loss||9-12|
|July 17||vs. Minnesota||96-88||Win||10-12|
|July 19||vs. Los Angeles||75-72(OT)||Win||11-12|
|July 22||vs. Phoenix||94-92||Win||12-12|
|July 24||vs. Detroit||79-61||Win||13-12|
|July 26||vs. Chicago||79-65||Win||14-12|
|August 28||@ Seattle||49-66||Loss||14-13|
|August 30||@ Sacramento||65-80||Loss||14-14|
|September 2||vs. New York||87-90(OT)||Loss||14-15|
|September 6||vs. Los Angeles||66-84||Loss||14-16|
|September 7||@ Phoenix||74-99||Loss||14-17|
|September 9||vs. Connecticut||75-68||Win||15-17|
|September 14||@ Chicago||79-76||Win||16-17|
|September 15||vs. Sacramento||90-81||Win||17-17|
- The September 12th game against Sacramento Monarchs was postponed due to Hurricane Ike.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game|
Houston Comets roster
On December 1, 2008, the WNBA announced a plan to fold the team, which resulted in the loss of 37 jobs. A dispersal draft took place on December 8, 2008. Before the team folded, they were possibly going to move to Las Vegas, Nevada, but the plan didn't work out.
What turned out to be the team's final home game in its history was relocated from the Reliant Arena to the Strahan Coliseum on the campus of Texas State due to Hurricane Ike. The game was played on September 15, 2008 as the Comets defeated the Sacramento Monarchs 90-81.
- WNBA.com: Atlanta Dream
- WNBA.com: 2008 WNBA Draft Board
- WNBA.com: 2008 WNBA Transactions
- Wnba.Com: Schedules
- Sports Illustrated, August 4, 2008, p.22
- COMETS: Comets Schedule 2008
- Comets To Cease Operations from Houston KRIV
|2008 WNBA season by team|
|Draft • Playoffs • Finals|
|Eastern||Atlanta Dream||Chicago Sky||Connecticut Sun||Detroit Shock||Indiana Fever||New York Liberty||Washington Mystics|
|Western||Houston Comets||Los Angeles Sparks||Minnesota Lynx||Phoenix Mercury||Sacramento Monarchs||San Antonio Silver Stars||Seattle Storm|
|← 2007 • WNBA season • 2009 →|
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