Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve and Los Angeles Sparks head coach Brian Agler have become well acquainted during the last two autumns as their respective teams have battled each other to two consecutive, unforgettable WNBA Finals. The Sparks took the 2016 Finals while the Lynx claimed last year’s championship.
In February, Reeve and Agler, along with incoming Seattle Storm head coach Dan Hughes will be coaching for the same team as they have been tapped as court coaches for the upcoming minicamp for the USA Basketball Women’s National Team at the University of South Carolina.
Their primary role will be to help with on-court drills as well as with scrimmages. The Steering Committee that represents Team USA was responsible the task of selecting the coaches who will be heading to Columbia.
They are some of the best basketball minds in the game. I’m looking forward to working with them, picking their brains about the style of play in the WNBA, and also just working with them and talking basketball. Obviously I have a certain way that I want to play, and we’ll discuss that. But also, they have been connected to most of the players, especially the top players that they coach. I want to know what’s the best way of utilizing them in certain situations.
–Dawn Staley, USA Basketball head coach
They all know what it takes to win, they’re all successful coaches in the league and they’ve worked with many of the athletes we will have at the camp. I can’t think of three better coaches to assist Dawn Staley and the USA National Team in February.
–Carol Callan, USA Basketball Women’s National Team director
One of the tasks of the minicamp will be to determine which players will make up the roster for this year’s World Cup in Spain.