Brian Agler steps down as LA Sparks head coach

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After four seasons, over 80 wins, and a WNBA championship in 2016, Brian Agler has departed from his post as head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks.

A reason for Agler’s resignation was not given, but according to ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel, he resigned at the beginning of the month, but could not say anything about the move until it was made official by the Sparks.

During Agler’s four seasons in the City of Angels, he compiled an 85-51 record in the regular season as well as winning the 2016 WNBA title.

The release put out by the Sparks mentioned that a find for Agler’s successor will commence immediately.

This news, coupled with the news of James Wade assuming the head coaching role with the Chicago Sky means the Sparks join the Dallas Wings as the two teams in the WNBA currently without full-time head coaches.

The Wings, of course, parted ways with Fred Williams after a much-publicized spat with Greg Bibb, the team’s CEO as the team was in the midst of a late-season losing streak that nearly cost them a playoff berth. One wonders if Williams could be on the Sparks’ shortlist as their coaching search commences.

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