The Dallas Wings are the third WNBA team to be in the market for a new coach next season. The team announced Monday that it will not pick up Vickie Johnson.
The Wings have improved under Johnson in her second season at the helm. In the year After going 14-18 under Johnson in 2021, the team improved to 18-18 in her second year. The team made two first-round playoff appearances under Johnson. The Wings lost to the Chicago Sky in 2021 and dropped a three-game series against the Connecticut Sun in 2022.
Johnson finished with a 32-36 record as the Wings’ head coach. The team went 1-3 in four regular season games under Johnson.
This was not enough for the Wings, who believed that A Change was necessary To win the WNBA championship.
“While our organization has taken steps this offseason, I believe this transition will give our team the best opportunity to achieve our long-term goals of making the playoffs and ultimately competing for a WNBA championship,” said Dallas Wings President and CEO Greg Bibb. “I thank Vicki for her work on behalf of the organization and wish her the best in her future endeavors.”
The news will come after a day The Las Vegas Aces defeated the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA Finals.
The Wings say they will begin the search for a replacement. The Wings, Los Angeles Sparks and Indiana Fever are in the market for new coaches following the conclusion of the 2022 season.