Dream unfolds in Atlanta

Angel McCoughtry, drafted out of Louisville with the No. 1 pick in 2009, has won back-to-back scoring titles in Atlanta. Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

On this day in 2007, the WNBA announced that a new team would call Atlanta home for the 2008 season. The Dream's opening-day roster included Ivory Latta, Betty Lennox and Erika DeSouza. Things didn’t exactly get off to a smooth start. The Dream lost their first 17 games in that 2008 season, a WNBA record, before getting their first win, 91-84 over the Chicago Sky, on July 5, 2008. Things picked up quickly from there. In April of 2009, the Dream selected Angel McCoughtry with the No.1 pick in the draft, and they haven’t missed the playoffs since. The Dream made their first postseason appearance in 2009, but fell to Detroit in the Eastern Conference semifinals. They have made it all the way to the WNBA Finals three times, most recently this year when they lost to Minnesota, but are still looking for their first win in a finals game.