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Vickie Johnson Indicators With Dallas Wings, Turning into WNBA’s Solely Black Girl Head Coach

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Vickie Johnson Indicators With Dallas Wings, Turning into WNBA’s Solely Black Girl Head Coach

The Dallas Wings have reportedly employed Vickie Johnson to be their subsequent head coach, in line with The Athletic.

Along with her new place, Johnson is the one Black lady at present holding a head coach place within the WNBA, which is made up of almost 70 % Black gamers.

The Wings fired Brian Agler as coach after they missed the playoffs with an 8-14 season.

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Johnson was beforehand an assistant coach with the Las Vegas Aces, the place she helped get the group to the 2020 WNBA Finals. They had been finally swept by the Seattle Storm.

Johnson was additionally an assistant with the San Antonio Stars from 2011-16 and was named head coach for 2017. The Stars relocated to Las Vegas that offseason and Johnson was demoted to an assistant place after the group went 8-26.

The variety of girls basically teaching within the WNBA has dipped through the years, nevertheless at the least one Black lady has all the time held the place at any given time. In line with Lindsey Gibbs at PowerPlays, the pinnacle coaches of the opposite 11 groups within the league are 4 girls, two Black males and 5 white males.