The last few season of playoff seasons for the Connecticut Sun have led to a reward for one of the individuals at the heart of that success.
BREAKING NEWS: @CurtMillerWBB extended thru 2024
— Connecticut Sun (@ConnecticutSun) January 12, 2021
The Sun announced today that coach Curt Miller will remain Connecticut’s coach through the 2024 WNBA season via a four-year contract extension he inked with the team.
I’m incredibly proud of the culture and sustained success we have established. So much of that has to do with the players we have had and continue to have here; and their excellence both on and off the court.
–Curt Miller, Connecticut Sun coach (release)
The last two seasons with Miller at the helm have produced a banner era of basketball in New England’s Nutmeg State. In 2019, the Sun got to within one win of a WNBA championship after advancing to the Finals with the Washington Mystics. Last season in the bubble, Connecticut bounced back from early season struggles to make a run to the playoffs and come within one game of a return to the Finals in its semifinals series with the Las Vegas Aces.
He’s built a culture on and off the court that has resulted in sustained success, making this a destination for players, coaches and staff. I’m thrilled to extend Curt’s contract and continue our journey to help bring home the franchise’s first WNBA championship.
–Amber Cox, VP of sports, Mohegan Sun (release)
The Sun’s run in last year’s playoffs was even more remarkable given Connecticut played last season without Jonquel Jones, who was an MVP candidate from the 2019 Finals team. Add her to a cast that includes Alyssa Thomas, Jasmine Thomas and DeWanna Bonner and the Sun look like a team that will once again contend for a ring in 2021.
Connecticut has also began the period where teams can extend qualifying offers in a busy way by re-upping with Natasha Hiedeman and Beatrice Mompremier.