Wings let Brian Agler go in mutual decision

Dallas Wings v Minnesota Lynx Brian Agler has made the playoffs 10 times as a head coach in the WNBA. | Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

Brian Agler’s stint with the Dallas Wings proved to be short-lived. He leaves the team after barely missing the playoffs in the shortened season in the Bradenton, Florida, bubble.

The Dallas Wings announced on Wednesday that Brian Agler will not be their head coach entering 2021 based on a mutual agreement reached by the two parties.

Agler coached the Wings for two seasons (2019, 2020) during which he compiled an 18-38 record and missed the playoffs in both seasons.

Wings president and CEO Greg Bibb had the following to say about Agler in a statement:

We appreciate Brian’s contributions to the Dallas Wings over the last two years. As we look to the future, we believe our team is talented and well-positioned for success. After discussions with Brian, we have elected to go in different directions. We are thankful for Brian’s work, dedication to the community and his belief in our dynamic team. We wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.

Meanwhile, Agler said the following:

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to coach the Dallas Wings, I have great respect for the organization. I wish everyone within the Wings organization the best of luck in the future.

He found much greater success while coaching the Seattle Storm for seven years and the Los Angeles Sparks for four. He won the 2010 WNBA Championship with the Storm and the 2016 title with the Sparks after beginning his head coaching career in the WNBA with the Minnesota Lynx.