Sparks hire Curt Miller as head coach
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.