Thursday, November 4, 2021

Coach Curt Miller and the WNBA

The Connecticut Sun are the first WNBA team other than the Chicago Sky that I covered. Coach Curt Miller was the first WNBA coach other than the Sky coaches. 

Coach Miller started his coaching career as an assistant with Cleveland State University in 1991. After a couple other assistant tints, he became a head coach at Bowling Green in 2001. In 2015, he joined the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks as an assistant. He has been Head Coach of the Sun since 2016.

With the Sun, he was named the WNBA Coach of the Year in 2017. In his five seasons, he has a record of 89-69. This seas

Coach Miller gives great answers in media sessions. I always enjoy listening to his answers. I probably have talked to Coach Miller more than any other WNBA coach.

A lot was lost to the pandemic, but one benefit I had was being able to join media Zoom sessions for all of the teams. I never would have had that chance in regular times.

The Sun had an interesting 2021 season. They had the league's best record at 26-6, but they were upset in the Semi-Finals by eventual champ Chicago Sky. It was a tough series for me, because I obviously cheered for my Sky, but I hated to see the Sun lose.

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Curt Miller and me in FL & IL-Summer 2020.

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