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Chicago Sky dismisses GM-coach Pokey Chatman

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  • The Chicago Sky is moving on with out head coach and general manager Pokey Chatman, who spent six seasons with the WNBA franchise.

    The Chicago Sky is moving on with out head coach and general manager Pokey Chatman, who spent six seasons with the WNBA franchise.
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After failing to bring a WNBA title to Chicago in six seasons, Pokey Chatman is out as head coach and general manager of the Chicago Sky, team officials announced Friday.

Chatman, who posted a 106-98 overall record with the Sky will not be retained. The Sky, which finished the season without star forward Elena Delle Donne due to a thumb injury, was 18-16 this season.

"I have great appreciation and gratitude for the leadership Pokey brought to our franchise," said Sky owner Michael Alter. " She took a perennial non playoff team and made us a contender."

Under Chatman, the Sky made the WNBA playoffs in 2013, and lost in the WNBA Finals in 2014.

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