The Connecticut Sun is a professional basketball team based in Uncasville, Connecticut, playing in the Eastern Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded in Orlando, Florida before the inception of the 1999 season; the team moved to Connecticut prior to the 2003 season. The Sun is owned by the Mohegan Indian Tribe, and was the first WNBA franchise to have the distinction of not being affiliated with an NBA counterpart. Capitalizing on the popularity of women's basketball in the state as a result of the success of the UConn Huskies, the Sun also held the distinction of being the only WNBA franchise not to share its market with an NBA team from 2003 until the Seattle Supersonics relocated, leaving the Storm as an independent team in Seattle, Washington. Currently, the Sun is the only WNBA franchise (besides the defunct Miami Sol) to finish each season with fewer than 20 losses.
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