Brian Agler out as Dallas Wings head coach
An unexpected change after two years of partnership with Greg Bibb
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Dallas Wings Head Coach Brian Agler talks remotely with the media from IMG Academy, Bradenton, Florida, USA on July 11, 2020. Screen capture courtesy of Chris Poss.
The Dallas Wings and head coach Brian Agler agree to mutually part ways, per release Wednesday afternoon.
“We appreciate Brian's contributions to the Dallas Wings over the last two years,” said Dallas Wings President and CEO Greg Bibb. “As we look to the future, we believe our team is talented and well-positioned for success. After discussions with Brian, we have elected to go in different directions. We are thankful for Brian's work, dedication to the community and his belief in our dynamic team. We wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.”
This decision comes just after the team fell one win short of the playoffs in 2020. Over the past two seasons, Dallas had an overall record of 18-38 and failed to make the playoffs both seasons.
Agler previously served as head coach for both the Seattle Storm and Los Angeles Sparks, winning WNBA championships at both stops.
“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to coach the Dallas Wings, I have great respect for the organization,” Agler said. “I wish everyone within the Wings organization the best of luck in the future.”
“We will take a deliberate approach as we seek a new head coach to lead the Wings,” Bibb said. “We believe our team's youth, tenacity and talent provide us with the competitive edge to attract the right fit for our club and someone who will lead our continued growth as we pursue a WNBA Championship.”
The Wings will now spend their offseason not only focusing on preparations for the 2021 draft, but also be on the lookout for a new head coach to lead their team. Most of the roster, however, is already signed for 2021.