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Sparks hire Curt Miller as head coach

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The Los Angeles Sparks hired Curt Miller as their next head coach, the team announced Friday.

Miller was the head coach of the Connecticut Sun for seven seasons, compiling a 136-86 record and taking home Coach of the Year honors in 2017 and 2021. He took the Sun to the WNBA Finals in 2019 and 2022 but fell short of a championship both times.

"Curt brings extensive experience as a WNBA head coach, where he has won at a historic pace and helped develop several All-WNBA and MVP-level players," Sparks managing partner Eric Holoman said in a statement. "His teams play with an intensity and attention to detail our players will embrace and a passion our fans will appreciate."

Assistant coach Fred Williams served as the Sparks' interim head coach to close the 2022 campaign. L.A. finished 8-16 under Williams and missed the playoffs. Williams took over for Derek Fisher, who was fired in June after the team's 5-7 start.

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