Los Angeles Sparks re-sign head coach Brian Agler to a multi-year contract extension
Los Angeles Sparks head coach Brian Agler signed a a multi-year contract extension announced the team’s executive vice president/general manager Penny Toler on Monday.
“I am extremely excited that head coach Brian Agler will have a long future with the Sparks Organization,” said Toler. ” As I stated back in 2015 when we first signed him, he is a proven winner and continues to demonstrate this repeatedly. Not many organizations can say that they have a coach that has won four championships in three different professional destinations (two ABL Columbus Quest, one with Seattle Strom and one with the Sparks). In addition to the players, coach Agler is a huge piece of the Sparks success. I look forward to working with him for years to come, said Toler.”
Agler has led the Sparks to the 2017 WNBA playoffs for the third consecutive season. On June 6, 2017, Agler won his 300th regular season career win as a head coach. In addition, he is the all-time winningest coach in women’s professional basketball history in the U.S. with 296 regular-season victories.
“I’m very excited to continue to coach the LA Sparks,” said Agler, “I’ve appreciated working for the ownership group, led by five-time NBA Champion Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Mark Walter, Stan Kasten, Todd Boehly, Robert L. Patton Jr. and Eric Holoman. Additionally, Penny Toler and I have a great working relationship which I’ve enjoyed and glad we are going to work together in the future. Most importantly, I love how our team and its core group have grown together and the relationships and the winning culture that we have developed. I am fortunate to be a part of this”
The Sparks finished the regular season 26-8 and will play against the Phoenix Mercury in game one of the WNBA semifinals on Tuesday, September 12.