I look forward to that new perspective that he’ll bring to our organization. During his coaching career, Agler has guided young stars like Candace Parker, Nneka Ogwumike, Alana Beard, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Tayler Hill, Liz Cambage, Megan Gustafson, and Arike Ogunbowale. Agler will not be given player acquisition duties, at least in terms of final call, but Bibb described a cooperative effort between them.  Kansas State under Agler was 13-14 his first season (1993-1994), 14-13 his second season, and 11-12 for the 23 games he coached in his final season..
High Post Hoops has learned that four of them were Agler, Wings interim coach Taj McWilliams-Franklin, Mystics assistant Eric Thibault and former Xavier and Vanderbilt coach Melanie Balcomb. , On December 17, 2018, Agler was hired as the head coach of the Dallas Wings..
"I don't think Liz has committed one way or the other, in terms of her return, and that is something that once we get our coaching staff solidified, that obviously will be a priority, to gain clarity around that situation for next year.".
And in just a few more months, there’s a fifth overall pick to be made.
“Brian and I will work, as I’ve always worked with the head coaches who have been my partners in the process,” Bibb said.
Identities Podcasts. The Seattle Storm named Agler head coach on January 9, 2008. On January 5, 2015, it was announced that Agler would become the head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks. I feel good about our process. But after interviewing so many, the decision to go with Agler happened fast, according to Bibb, especially after McWilliams-Franklin took herself out of consideration to take a job with the NBA Basketball Operations Associates program. "Obviously, Glory and Karima have been big parts of our team for a number of years," Bibb said. He became the first head coach of the Minnesota Lynx, piloting them to a 48-67 record from 1999-2002. Founder/Editor, The IX Newsletter. ATLANTA, GA AUGUST 09: LA head coach Brian Agler (center) talks to his team during a timeout during the WNBA game between Atlanta and Los Angeles on August 9th, 2018 at Hank McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA.
Bibb also revealed that Erin Phillips has been retained as an assistant coach. At the end of the day for us, Brian Agler happens to be the right pick in my mind at this time for our team. His strength aligns with those areas where I felt we needed the most help.”. Not only is it a chance to bring on premium talent at rookie scale, vital in a league with an unforgiving salary cap, but that player may need to contribute significantly, and right away. © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. Writer/editor on WNBA/NBA/NWSL/MLB/NCAA women's, men's basketball and more. Third was a proven track record in terms of skill development, helping our young players get better.
Bibb said that he interviewed between 9-10 candidates. "And I think, organizationally, I would say at this point, we're just looking forward to her return, when she feels the time is right for that return.". The WNBA's Dallas Wings announced Wednesday that the franchise and coach Brian Agler are mutually parting ways after two seasons.