Curt Miller, the former head coach and general manager of the Connecticut Sun, has accepted to a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Sparks to serve as their next head coach, according to Rachel Galligan of Just Women’s Sports. Miller will go back to Los Angeles, where he served as an assistant coach in 2015. Miller guided the Sun to the 2022 WNBA Finals.
According to Galligan, Miller is not currently anticipated to serve as the general manager of Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Sparks are finalizing a deal to make Curt Miller the franchise s next head coach sources confirm to @justwsports
— Rachel Galligan (@RachGall) October 21, 2022
The Sun’s head coach since 2016 is Miller. His regular season record was 140-86, while his postseason record was 16-17. The 2019 WNBA Finals match between Connecticut and the Washington Mystics was the closest he came to leading the Sun to a championship. From 2020 to 2022, The Sun advanced to three consecutive semifinals. Prior to being defeated by the eventual champion Chicago Sky in 2021, they were defeated by the Las Vegas Aces in 2020. After defeating Chicago in the Semi-Finals of this season, The Sun exacted revenge. They ultimately fell to the Aces in the WNBA Finals in 2022.
The Sun expressed gratitude for Miller’s service with the company in a social media post.
Three teams were looking for new coaches after Los Angeles decided not to keep interim head coach Fred Williams. Twelve games into the regular season, the Sparks fired former head coach Derek Fisher and made the decision not to hire a replacement until after the season. The Sparks’ proactive offseason of 2021 didn’t produce the outcomes the organisation had planned for. Los Angeles’ regular-season record was 13–23. After making the postseason for 10 consecutive seasons, they missed the playoffs for the second time in as many years.
On the list of organisations looking for a new head coach, Connecticut now joins the Indiana Fever and Dallas Wings.
Curt Miller will return to Los Angeles after leading the Sun to the 2022 WNBA Finals, according to ClutchPoints.