Who had “Dallas Wings coaching change” on their WNBA 2020-21 offseason bingo card?
Well…whoever had it is a winner following huge news coming out of Arlington that the Wings were indeed parting ways with coach Brian Agler after two seasons in Big D.
𝐎𝐅𝐅𝐈𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋 | The Dallas Wings and Brian Agler have mutually agreed to part ways.
— Dallas Wings (@DallasWings) October 14, 2020
As we look to the future, we believe our team is talented and well-positioned for success. After discussions with Brian, we have elected to go in different directions. We are thankful for Brian’s work, dedication to the community and his belief in our dynamic team. We wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.
–Greg Bibb, President and CEO, Dallas Wings (release)
Prior to arriving in Dallas, Agler won championships with the Seattle Storm and Los Angeles Sparks. He was first hired to the Wings following the letting go of Fred Williams who got into a much-publicized disagreement with Bibb in the latter days of the 2018 season.
Since then, the Wings have seen two of its biggest stars in Liz Cambage (Las Vegas Aces) and Skylar Diggins-Smith (Phoenix Mercury) move on to other teams following disagreements with both. Agler did witness the development of Arike Ogunbowale, who nearly won Rookie of the Year in 2019 and was an MVP candidate this past season in the wubble.