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Fiery red, with the team name emblazoned in white on the chest and a WNBA ball in place of the hole in the letter "O". The home jerseys featured the same design, only with the colors inverted.
Playoff Appearances: 2001
In their short history, the Miami Sol put together a talented roster of players. Coached for three seasons by Ron Rothstein, their combination of veteran leadership in guard Debbie Black and Sandy Brondello as well youth in Ruth Riley and Sheri Sam, lead them to the playoffs in 2001, their second season of existence. This was the first and last playoff appearance for the Sol.
After losing to the New York Liberty in the playoffs, the Miami Sol finished the 2002 season with a 15-17 record. This season proved to be the Sol's last. Citing the inability to raise enough funds to continue operation under the WNBA's new restructuring agreement, the organization ceased operations. While the other WNBA team in Florida, the Orlando Miracle, was able to find new ownership and relocate, the WNBA dissolved the Miami Sol before the start of the 2003 season. The team finished with a franchise record of 48 wins and 48 losses.
Since the folding of the Miami Sol, former members of the team have found success elsewhere. After being reassigned to the Detroit Shock, Ruth Riley won a WNBA championship in 2003. Betty Lennox and Sandy Brondello won a WNBA championship with the Seattle Storm in 2004, with Lennox winning the WNBA Finals Most Valuable Player award.
Hall of Famers
Not to be forgotten
Coaches and others
- Ron Rothstein (2000-2002)
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