Seattle Storm sign head coach Noelle Quinn to multi-year extension


Coach Noelle Quinn has signed a multi-year extension to remain the head coach of the Seattle Storm, the team announced Thursday.

Quinn assumed the role in May after long-time coach Dan Hughes retired, becoming the 19th Black female head coach in WNBA history.

Quinn, who won a WNBA championship with the Storm as a player in 2018, spent the two seasons prior as a Storm assistant coach. With her at the helm this season, Seattle has gone 10-4 and leads the WNBA with an overall record of 16-5 heading into the second half of the season after the Olympic break.

The Storm will face the Connecticut Sun in the first-ever WNBA Commissioner’s Cup championship game on Aug. 12 before resuming regular season play.