The Dallas Wings chose not to exercise the option on coach Vickie Johnson’s contract, the team announced Monday.
“While our organization has taken steps forward this season, at this time I believe a change provides our team with the best opportunity to achieve our long-term goals of advancing in the playoffs and ultimately competing for a WNBA Championship,” team president and CEO Greg Bibb said in a statement. “I would like to thank Vickie for her work on behalf of the organization and wish her the best in her future endeavors.”
We have opted to not exercise the team option on Head Coach Vickie Johnson’s contract in accordance with the initial terms of the agreement.— Dallas Wings (@DallasWings) September 19, 2022
We have opted to not exercise the team option on Head Coach Vickie Johnson’s contract in accordance with the initial terms of the agreement.
Johnson served as the Wings head coach for two seasons, leading the team to a regular season record of 32-36 and back-to-back first-round playoff appearances. Dallas won one game in the team’s first-round series against the Connecticut Sun this year.
The move comes after Wings star Isabelle Harrison aired her grievances against Johnson in social media posts in July.
Harrison posted a TikTok video of herself with the text, “When coach only calls plays for the guards.” The caption read, “like damnnnn i dont want to just rebound.” The video was later deleted.
A search for the organization’s new head coach will begin immediately, according to the Wings.