New coaches look to lead Wings, Sky to postseason bids
In the latest episode of the Locked On Women’s Basketball Podcast, host Ben Dull is first joined by Jasmine Baker to preview the upcoming season for the Dallas Wings. In part two, Eric Nemchock of Swish Appeal and Hashtag Basketball joins the show to preview the 2019 WNBA season for the Chicago Sky.
This episode is the fifth in a team-by-team season preview series leading up to the start of the 2019 WNBA regular season.
Topics covered in this episode include:
Dallas (part I)
- the return the Wings got in the Liz Cambage trade
- the addition of Imani McGee-Stafford in a deal with the Atlanta Dream
- thoughts on the Wings’ 2019 draft class
- thoughts on new head coach Brian Agler
- the latest on Skylar Diggins-Smith
- taking stock of this team’s chances at a postseason bid
Chicago (part II)
- the hiring of James Wade as the new head coach and general manager
- the decision to draft UConn’s Katie Lou Samuelson with the No. 4 overall pick
- how the team can improve on their last-place finish in defensive efficiency in 2018
- expectations Wade & Co. are facing right away to make the playoffs
The Wings kick off the regular season on Friday, May 24 on the road against the Atlanta Dream. The Sky open the 2019 season on Saturday, May 25 on the road against the Minnesota Lynx (8 PM ET, CBS Sports Network).
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