Chicago Sky dismisses GM-coach Pokey Chatman
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.