Brian Agler announces his staff for the 2020 season
When Camille Little announced her retirement from professional basketball last season, she talked about both her work with young players and what lay ahead for her after her playing career. Leaving the basketball world wasn’t a step she hoped to make.
“Maybe I’ll try to coach,” she said at the time. “I haven’t decided yet, but I would love to try.”
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She will have the opportunity to do that as the Dallas Wings announced her addition to their 2020 coaching staff. Little will take over the role of player development coach.
Going to Dallas to join Brian Agler’s staff was a logical step for Little if a coaching career was the goal.
“Camille expressed to me several years ago that she thought she may want to get into coaching when she retired,” Agler said. “A year ago she shadowed Charlotte Smith at Elon. I coached Camille for eight years. I’ve known her for quite a while.”
One of those years ended in a title when the Seattle Storm won it all in 2010..
During her time in the WNBA, Little was responsible for 3,551 points, 1,802 rebounds, 590 assists and 437 steals. Playing in 431 games over her career landed her at No. 17 for the most games played in league history.
The other two members of the Wings’ 2020 coaching staff will be holdovers, although with some title changes.
Crystal Robinson, another former member of the Seattle Storm organization, will enter her second season as an assistant coach with the Wings. Robinson was on the staff of Dan Hughes when the Storm won the title in 2018 but joined Agler’s staff in Dallas last year.
Robinson also had a long professional career. She played in the ABL before being drafted by the New York Liberty in 1999. She went on to play for eight seasons in the WNBA.
Brian Agler’s son Bryce Agler previously filled the player development role. He has been promoted to assistant coach.
Bryce Agler has spent time as the player development coach for the Los Angeles Sparks, video coordinator for the SMU women’s basketball team, an assistant coach at Eastern Illinois, and a student coach for the Wittenburg University men’s team.
Former Wings player and assistant coach Erin Phillips will not return. She has opted to return to her native Australia to pursue opportunities there.
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