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AP Sources: Brian Agler to be next coach of Dallas Wings

December 17, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Two people familiar with the hire say that Brian Agler will be the next coach of the Dallas Wings.

The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because no official announcement has been made. Agler resigned as the head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks last month, saying he was ready for a new challenge.

He is the all-time winningest coach in U.S. women’s professional basketball with 315 regular-season victories. He’s the first coach in league history to win titles with two teams: Agler guided the Seattle Storm to the 2010 WNBA championship. He led Los Angeles to the title in 2016.

Agler had an 85-51 career mark with the Sparks, including 19-15 in the regular season this year before they lost in the second round of the playoffs.

Agler, 60, takes over a franchise in Dallas that reached the playoffs last season after firing coach Fred Williams with about two weeks left in the schedule. Williams had a postgame altercation with Greg Bibb, the Wings president and general manager, after a loss at Washington.

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