Wednesday, April 16, 2008

WNBA Coach in the Hunt for Second National Championship

The Springfield News-Sun has an interview with Wittenberg alum Brian Agler, the new head coach of the Seattle Storm in the WNBA.

Agler was a freshman when the Tigers won the men's basketball national championship in 1977 and he is now the skipper of a team with the potential to claim another crown.

The Storm hired Agler as head coach in January. Since he was hired, the team has signed Swin Cash and Sheryl Swoopes to a roster which already includes Sue Bird and the reigning WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson.

Training camp begins Monday, and Agler said his new team has realistic championship goals.
"There's a lot of good teams," said Agler, a 1980 Witt grad who lives in Columbus in the offseason. "It doesn't take a whole lot for a team to get on track. At the same time, it's really hard to win a championship.

"You've got to have special circumstances go your way. You've got to peak at the right time. There are only 14 teams in the league, so every team's pretty good."

Check out Dave Jablonski's full story at the News-Sun.

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