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PostPosted: 09/05/18 12:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I thought Sloot and Quigs didn't want to play for her?


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PostPosted: 09/05/18 2:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I thought Sloot and Quigs didn't want to play for her?


Nobody wants to play for her...


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HAHAHA good to know Laughing


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PostPosted: 11/06/18 12:42 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Are the Chicago Sky getting a new logo? It seems as if that's what's happening, at least at a minimum, on Wednesday?


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PostPosted: 11/06/18 6:40 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Are the Chicago Sky getting a new logo? It seems as if that's what's happening, at least at a minimum, on Wednesday?


All this teasing just for a new logo? And what's with the "new Dawn" suggestions?



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PostPosted: 11/06/18 7:18 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
SpaceJunkie wrote:
Are the Chicago Sky getting a new logo? It seems as if that's what's happening, at least at a minimum, on Wednesday?


All this teasing just for a new logo? And what's with the "new Dawn" suggestions?


Maybe it's a coaching announcement...



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PostPosted: 11/06/18 7:36 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Dawn Staley to the Sky? Razz


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PostPosted: 11/06/18 8:22 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
SpaceJunkie wrote:
Are the Chicago Sky getting a new logo? It seems as if that's what's happening, at least at a minimum, on Wednesday?


All this teasing just for a new logo? And what's with the "new Dawn" suggestions?


Because the team's name is the Sky. Once it's dawn the sky is no longer dark, or, there will be a new logo, and maybe other new things that are currently "in the dark".


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PostPosted: 11/06/18 9:08 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Jersey sponsor:

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PostPosted: 11/06/18 11:17 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I’m not sure how many of these are of financial benefit, but with all these marketing partners, you would think the Sky would be doing pretty well.
https://sky.wnba.com/partners/



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PostPosted: 11/06/18 4:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Why former Lady Vols guard Diamond DeShields didn't have time for anxiety as WNBA rookie

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“Coming out of college I had a rep and Amber didn’t buy into it,” DeShields said. “She gave me a chance. She gave me a clean slate.”




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PostPosted: 11/06/18 5:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

And now Amber is gone. Good moral to the story.



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PostPosted: 11/06/18 7:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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And now Amber is gone. Good moral to the story.


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PostPosted: 11/07/18 11:54 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

James Wade the new coach? Who is he?


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PostPosted: 11/07/18 12:02 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Wade_(basketball)



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PostPosted: 11/07/18 12:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

a new logo?...that's it? Laughing



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PostPosted: 11/07/18 12:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Wade's been one of the 'head coaches in waiting' among the WNBA assistants for a while. He's also got a nice-paying gig with UMMC in Russia so we'll see whether they're letting him keep that and work around it or if he's going full time in Chicago (assuming the rumour's true). He's also the Wade as in Edwige Lawson-Wade, for what that's worth.



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PostPosted: 11/07/18 12:17 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Good.... no more gambles on bad French players for the Lynx.
Reeve might have to take a second job coaching overseas so she can start scouting players herself... or else just start watching YouTube.



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PostPosted: 11/07/18 12:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

A Dawn Staley hiring was being spread around on social media this week in regards to the "new Dawn" message. It was highly unlikely, glad to see a new hire instead of just a recycled coach.



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PostPosted: 11/07/18 12:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
A Dawn Staley hiring was being spread around on social media this week in regards to the "new Dawn" message. It was highly unlikely, glad to see a new hire instead of just a recycled coach.

When was the last time a currently employed women's college head coach left that position to take a pro job? Never mind one as high-profile and presumably well-paid as Staley.



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PostPosted: 11/07/18 12:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Good.... no more gambles on bad French players for the Lynx.
Reeve might have to take a second job coaching overseas so she can start scouting players herself... or else just start watching YouTube.


French players? I can think of 3 Spaniards the Lynx have had, no French. I thought that Agler and Reeve and others already used the undying prospect of "European gold" as excuses to get paid vacations to Europe to watch them play.


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Shades wrote:
Good.... no more gambles on bad French players for the Lynx.
Reeve might have to take a second job coaching overseas so she can start scouting players herself... or else just start watching YouTube.


No, it don't think it has to do with Wade, but with (what makes me infuriated) Reeve's perverted obsession with the starters AND needing as many ancient/useless vets as possible, at all costs, for the bench instead of putting ANY trust in younger players, because all that needed to be done last year was give Howard a max contract (and carve playing time for her) and give Montgomery a max deal right away (core?) before a team like Atlanta swoops in with better deal (and who cares if that'd make them the highest-paid players on the team, part of being a GM is knowing when to suck it up), then fill roster with a cheap signing, instead of trying to low-ball all the good non-main core players and losing them just so can sign ancient expensive vets like Wright who contributed no more than a cheap signing/Zandalasni/Jones committee would've. And the Lynx would've been so much better off last season and set for the future, but none of the local/WNBA media could figure that out, even though the past Lynx season was the stupidest thing I have ever seen in my life (and that's coming from a Timberwolves fan).


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PostPosted: 11/07/18 1:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

tfan wrote:
Shades wrote:
Good.... no more gambles on bad French players for the Lynx.
Reeve might have to take a second job coaching overseas so she can start scouting players herself... or else just start watching YouTube.


French players? I can think of 3 Spaniards the Lynx have had, no French. I thought that Agler and Reeve and others already used the undying prospect of "European gold" as excuses to get paid vacations to Europe to watch them play.


Endy Miyem. Lisa Berkani.

That's two within the last two seasons.


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PostPosted: 11/07/18 5:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

James Wade hasn't been officially announced. Maybe he wasn't available today?



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PostPosted: 11/07/18 5:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
And now Amber is gone. Good moral to the story.


Don't see where Stocks believing in DeShields has anything to do with her firing.


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PostPosted: 11/07/18 5:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Love the new logo by the way. Their old one was the worst logo in the league. Now, it’s much better.


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PostPosted: 11/08/18 5:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Wade is in.

https://www.wnbainsidr.com/insidr/sources-sky-to-announce-hiring-of-james-wade-as-head-coach-and-gm-on-tuesday


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PostPosted: 11/08/18 6:42 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

https://twitter.com/wnbachicagosky/status/1060674925399339008

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OFFICIAL: Chicago Sky owners Michael Alter and John Rogers will be joined by 2018 All-Rookie Team selection Diamond DeShields as we introduce our new general manager and head coach on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 11:30. a.m.



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PostPosted: 11/08/18 6:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

RHW wrote:
Wade is in.

https://www.wnbainsidr.com/insidr/sources-sky-to-announce-hiring-of-james-wade-as-head-coach-and-gm-on-tuesday


You’re the author, right? I hate when articles say “according to multiple sources”. Can you name or at least give a hint to your most solid source?



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PostPosted: 11/08/18 8:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

For some odd reason i feel like my Wings missed out on this guy . Evil or Very Mad



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PostPosted: 11/09/18 10:25 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

stever wrote:
a new logo?...that's it? Laughing


What an ugly logo!


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PostPosted: 11/09/18 10:40 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
For some odd reason i feel like my Wings missed out on this guy. Evil or Very Mad


I don’t recall anybody bringing him up as a candidate. I do recall Eric Thibault. So go after him.



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WNBA09,

I said the same thing to a friend of mine! Everything Greg Bibb does takes an eternity to either act on or even realize something different needs to happen!!! Why would you wait until after the college season has already started before you bring someone in who's responsible for leading your franchise among other things that take time to get up to speed in a new organization, new city, etc.?


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DFWub2018 wrote:
WNBA09,

I said the same thing to a friend of mine! Everything Greg Bibb does takes an eternity to either act on or even realize something different needs to happen!!! Why would you wait until after the college season has already started before you bring someone in who's responsible for leading your franchise among other things that take time to get up to speed in a new organization, new city, etc.?


I do know they are active in searching , just haven't heard the candidates for sure. Will try and find some type of information over the weekend hopefully. Off seasons around here are pretty dead and most are not even in town .



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PostPosted: 11/09/18 4:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The AP are on the story now, so I guess that’s good enough for me. Must be a good source giving it to them.

http://m.startribune.com/bc-bkl-sky-wade-1st-ld-writethru/500158662/



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PostPosted: 11/09/18 5:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The Sky with a real coach could be trouble.


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Randy wrote:
The Sky with a real coach




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PostPosted: 11/09/18 7:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
The Sky with a real coach could be trouble.

It's the same as every other time someone hires an assistant though: Who the hell knows? You might get Curt Miller or you might get Amber Stocks. You might get year one of Nicki Collen or you might get year one of Katie Smith. You make the most educated guess that you can and then hope for the best.

I'm a little surprised that Alter and the Sky basically dipped back into the same pool they got their last head coach from. Usually when something didn't work teams actively look to try something different, but they've essentially just looked along the league's benches again and picked another one out. Maybe the retread options and anything outside the box were all so unappealing that this was what they were left with.



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PostPosted: 11/09/18 10:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ok, thanks....I will try to give him the benefit of a doubt in the meantime, for now!!!


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Richyyy wrote:
Randy wrote:
The Sky with a real coach could be trouble.

It's the same as every other time someone hires an assistant though: Who the hell knows? You might get Curt Miller or you might get Amber Stocks. You might get year one of Nicki Collen or you might get year one of Katie Smith. You make the most educated guess that you can and then hope for the best.


Coaching is a crapshoot, as one owner said



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pilight wrote:
Richyyy wrote:
Randy wrote:
The Sky with a real coach could be trouble.

It's the same as every other time someone hires an assistant though: Who the hell knows? You might get Curt Miller or you might get Amber Stocks. You might get year one of Nicki Collen or you might get year one of Katie Smith. You make the most educated guess that you can and then hope for the best.


Coaching is a crapshoot, as one owner said


Well i feel wings fans have experienced a bunch of "crap" and seen alot of "Shoots" with our former coaches so far.



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PostPosted: 11/10/18 11:34 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

There's such a big difference between being a successful assistant and being a successful head coach ...

And of course, someone could be qualified to be a successful head coach but get a job with a team that has no talent, or a collection of knuckleheads, and not look good.

Finally, experience matters, so sometimes the lessons learned in failing the first time around result in someone primed to succeed if they get a second chance.



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pilight wrote:


Coaching is a crapshoot, as one owner said


A bad owner who has struggled to get it right?



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Shades wrote:
pilight wrote:


Coaching is a crapshoot, as one owner said


A bad owner who has struggled to get it right?


An owner whose team was in the finals last season



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pilight wrote:
Shades wrote:
pilight wrote:


Coaching is a crapshoot, as one owner said


A bad owner who has struggled to get it right?


An owner whose team was in the finals last season


Both those teams have been on the struggle bus until this year. Can we have some documentation?



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Shades wrote:
pilight wrote:
Shades wrote:
pilight wrote:


Coaching is a crapshoot, as one owner said


A bad owner who has struggled to get it right?


An owner whose team was in the finals last season


Both those teams have been on the struggle bus until this year. Can we have some documentation?


Both teams?

No owner ever "struggled to get it right" as much as Glen Taylor, the super rich owner of the Lynx. Only 2 playoff appearances in 12 years is a league record for being on the "struggle bus". But he finally did get it right and he credits his eventual success to something Seth Sulka told him at the 2006 WNBA all-star game: "Be in the lottery six years in a row and hope there is at least 3 dispersal drafts in that period as well".


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Taking a shot at Glen Taylor? What a surprise.

I just want to know which owner pilight was talking about because I disagree that it’s a crapshoot. Not sure why he’s being evasive about it.

I managed to eye Collen as a coaching candidate just by observing Sun games. Interviews would have cinched it. But I concede not a lot of people watch WNBA games and really pay attention.

I do think even the best coaches need more than two years to get things on the right track, so booting Stocks was ridiculous in my eyes unless there was some extenuating circumstances behind the scenes.



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I thought everyone remembered the "crapshoot" comment.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/mystics-insider/2010/11/transcript_of_sheila_johnsons.html

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[Can Trudi Lacey help the Mystics win?] "With anybody, I don't care who you bring in, even if we had Michael Jordan as the coach, everything is a crap shoot. You're going to try the best you can. I know she has the ability to do it



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Sheila Johnson? No wonder you didn’t want to say anything. Sounds like she was making excuses for failure. This might be one thing rAf and I can agree on. She’s not a great owner. Not even sure what is her ownership level.



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If our sources would go on record I would tell you who they are. All I will say is they are very reliable and with knowledge of the situation.




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Wade is in.

https://www.wnbainsidr.com/insidr/sources-sky-to-announce-hiring-of-james-wade-as-head-coach-and-gm-on-tuesday


You’re the author, right? I hate when articles say “according to multiple sources”. Can you name or at least give a hint to your most solid source?


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