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Seattle Storm’s Dan Hughes retires from the WNBA


The Seattle Storm announced on Sunday that Dan Hughes would be retiring from the league.

In his 20-year tenure in the WNBA, Hughes has coached the second-most games in league history and is tied for the third-most wins with 286.

Twice named Coach of the Year, once in 2001 with the Cleveland Rockers and again in 2007 with  San Antonio, Hughes most recently guided the Storm to a championship in 2018. While retiring from the WNBA, Hughes will stay in his position as an assistant coach for USA Basketball ahead of this summer’s Tokyo Olympics.

“The Seattle Storm is in amazing shape, after two championships and a terrific playoff run in 2019, I would like to announce my retirement from the WNBA,” Hughes said in a statement through the team.

Noelle Quinn will be elevated to head coach of the Storm following Hughes’s exit. Quinn joined the Seattle coaching staff in 2019 after winning a championship with the team as a player in 2018.