The Washington Mystics is an American WNBA team based in Washington D.C., and the club is a member of the Eastern Conference. The Washington Mystics is also the counterpart of the NBA’s Washington Wizards and is known for producing high-quality players such as Alana Beard, Elena Delle Donne, and Crystal Langhorne.

The Founding of the Washington Mystics

The Washington Mystics was originally established in 1998, where they struggled during their first season. Although they were one of the first WNBA teams to be founded, they were also named as one of the worst teams because of their 3-27 record. What made them improve is when Chamique Holdsclaw came on the scene in 1999 despite failing again to make the playoffs.

In 2005, the Washington Mystics initiated some changes to be implemented in the team, as they were sold to Lincoln Holdings. The Mystics became more competitive, that they have tied with the New York Liberty’s record. In 2008, the Mystics had encountered another coach problem, which became the main reason why they fell to the bottom. They have recorded the most number of coaches because, in 11 years, they have 10 coaches to handle the team.

Country United States United States
City Washington, DC
Founded 1997

Notable Washington Mystics Players of All Time

Coco Miller is one of the best point guards in the Washington Mystics even as a rookie because she assisted the team to enter the Eastern Conference Finals in 2002. Another notable player is Murriel Page, whom everyone called the “Original Mystic, as she recorded more than 1700 points for the Mystics before she left the team. She became the team’s cornerstone since the team’s establishment and has played 259 games with the team.