Rested Sparks battle rising Sky in WNBA semis

The post-Olympics run to the WNBA playoffs was anything but kind to Los Angeles, but those struggles easily could be forgotten it the team achieves success in the postseason. The Sparks begin the playoffs Wednesday at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, Calif., with the opener a best-of-five semifinal series against the soaring Chicago Sky. The Sparks, the No. 2 overall seed in...
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Associated Press announces WNBA awards

The Associated Press announced their 2016 WNBA season awards on Tuesday afternoon, with some familiar faces taking home the hardware. Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks won the AP Player of the Year, while her coach, Brian Agler, won AP Coach of the Year. Other award winners included Comeback Player of the Year Chiney Ogwumike of the Connecticut Sun, Most Improved Player Elizabeth...
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8 days ago

LA Sparks hire Tonya Edwards as assistant coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Sparks have hired Tonya Edwards as an assistant coach, reuniting her with Brian Agler, who coached her in the ABL and WNBA. Edwards played five seasons in the WNBA with Minnesota, Phoenix and Charlotte, and won ABL titles with Columbus in 1997 and '98. Agler was her first coach when she was drafted by the Lynx in 1999 and became an All-Star as...
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March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Longtime Storm coach Brian Agler hired by Sparks

  Brian Agler is very familiar with how talented the Los Angeles Sparks are, having coached against them for so many years. Now he'll get a chance to lead them. Agler was announced as the new coach of the Sparks on Monday. "It's a great opportunity and I know that I'm leaving a really tremendous organization from top to bottom from ownership to front office to players and fans,...
Via Associated Press
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

AP sources: Brian Agler to coach the Los Angeles Sparks

Two people familiar with the announcement say Brian Agler will be the new coach of the Los Angeles Sparks. Agler has been the head coach of the Seattle Storm since 2008 and guided the team to the WNBA championship in 2010. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the announcement has not yet been made public. He inherits a talented team led by stars...
Via Associated Press
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Storm get top pick by winning WNBA draft lottery

  It had been 11 years since Seattle had been in the WNBA draft lottery. Coach Brian Agler and the Storm made the most of their return, walking away with the No. 1 pick Thursday night. ''We fought hard to try and not be here down the stretch, as did Tulsa,'' Agler said. ''If you can't be in the playoffs you come here and make the best of it. We were going to leave here with a lot...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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