Tribally owned Connecticut Sun seek WNBA Finals win
The Mohegan Tribe became the first tribe to own a professional sports team in the late ‘90s
September 16, 2022
The Connecticut Sun of the WNBA are trying to win the organization’s first championship but the team already has a historic first under its belt.
In the late ‘90s, the Mohegan Tribe bought the then Orlando Miracle and became the first tribe to own a professional sports team. The team was later renamed the Connecticut Sun and relocated to Connecticut.
Mohegan Chairman James Gessner said the tribe is very proud to be the first to own a professional sports team.