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Dallas Wings coach Fred Williams out after 8th straight loss

August 13, 2018

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Wings coach Fred Williams has been relieved of his duties with the club mired in an eight-game losing streak that jeopardized a playoff spot that once seemed secure.

Team President and CEO Greg Bibb said he made the decision following Sunday’s 93-80 road loss to Washington. Assistant Taj McWilliams-Franklin was named interim coach. The Wings (14-17) have a one-game lead over Las Vegas for the WNBA’s final playoff spot with three games remaining.

Bibb said the club will look for a new coach after the season but that “our focus remains on qualifying for the playoffs and ultimately competing for a WNBA championship.”

The 61-year-old Williams was close to the end of his fifth season with the franchise. The first two years were with the Tulsa Shock before the club moved to the Dallas area and was renamed the Wings.

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