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WNBA championship coach Gary Kloppenburg joins Fever as assistant

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Gary Kloppenburg has signed on as an assistant coach with the Indiana Fever, the WNBA team announced Saturday.

The former Seattle Storm head coach joins the Fever after former assistant Carlos Knox was promoted to interim head coach, replacing Marianne Stanley.

“Gary Kloppenburg is a proven winner at a championship level and he brings extensive experience coaching in the WNBA and the NBA. He is an excellent addition to our Fever coaching staff,” Fever interim general manager Lin Dunn said in a statement.

This isn’t Kloppenburg’s first stint with Indiana. He served as an assistant with the squad from 2008-11 and again from 2015-16. Kloppenburg has a WNBA champion to his name, winning the title as head coach of the Seattle Storm in 2020.

“I am so excited for the opportunity to come back to Indiana and work with my longtime friends Carlos Knox and Lin Dunn,” Kloppenburg said. “They have put the framework in place to make an impact in the league this season with some excellent young veterans and high-energy rookies.”

The Fever is currently 3-7 on the season and will look for another win when they host the Washington Mystics at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on Tuesday.