In an try and deliver stability to their franchise, the Atlanta Dream introduced on Tuesday that Tanisha Wright would be the new head coach.
“It’s an honor to be chosen as head coach for the Atlanta Dream, and I’m excited to play a task in constructing a profitable group centered across the participant expertise,” Wright said in a statement.
“I’ve been a part of championship groups and perceive what it takes to win on this league. I stay up for bringing my abilities to this franchise and serving to the Dream obtain success.”
Wright spent two seasons with the Las Vegas Aces as an assistant coach earlier than taking the job in Atlanta. Beneath head coach Invoice Laimbeer, she noticed nice success, serving to lead the Aces to the WNBA Finals in 2020 and the to the semifinals this season.
“Clearly profitable is the height, however I believe lots of people neglect in regards to the journey and the method,” Wright told SLAM and the Black Coaches Association. “All people desires to win, however what are you keen to do to win? The largest factor I would like out of this season is for the ladies to essentially fall in love with the method and what it takes to be a champion, not simply being a champion, as a result of what it’s all about, like, that’s the place these feelings come out while you win a championship as a result of you recognize what [you’ve] executed, you recognize the work that you just’ve put in, all the things [you’ve] executed to get to this house.”
A former professional participant, she additionally spent 14 seasons within the WNBA—from 2005 to 2019–profitable a championship with the Seattle Storm in 2010.
Wright might be becoming a member of a franchise that went 8-24 this season, ranked No.11 within the Jap Convention.