ATLANTA, Ga. -- For a recent expansion franchise, the Atlanta Dream has had more than its share of on-court success. The Dream have been around for five years, and have made the playoffs four times – though in 2012, the club took a step back by being eliminated in round one of the playoffs.
In 2010 and 2011, by contrast, the Dream reached the league championship, a significant accomplishment, but then were swept by Seattle in 2010 and Minnesota in 2011.
Once again, WNBA fans have a voice when it comes to the league’s MVP.
Granted, it’s not exactly a Kelly Clarkson-sized voice (41 other individuals will also fill out a ballot), but it’s a voice nonetheless. And on top of that, one lucky fan voter will get a free trip to one game in this fall’s WNBA Finals.
The twisted tale of Angel McCoughtry has taken another turn, though very quietly. There's no mention of McCoughtry's status on the front page of the Atlanta Dream website, though Atlanta officials have indicated she is no longer suspended.
ATLANTA – Headed into Thursday's home game against the Washington Mystics, Atlanta Dream star Angel McCoughtry remains indefinitely suspended for violating team rules and will not play despite Wednesday meetings with new coach Fred Williams.
“It’s day-to-day,” said Williams by phone this afternoon about the status of McCoughtry. “For now, she remains suspended and will not play tonight.”
ATLANTA - Despite telling the media just 30 minutes prior to the Tulsa game that he had taken no disciplinary action against Angel McCoughtry, newly appointed Atlanta Dream head coach Fred Williams finally came clean after the game, admitting he suspended McCoughtry for violating team rules yesterday when he replaced the fired Marynell Meadors.
“The change happened when I took over the team,” said Williams after losing his first game as head coach to the Tulsa Shock 84-80. “She is suspended indefinitely until we have a conversation and we can clear some things in the air.”
ATLANTA - Even the firing of Marynell Meadors apparently isn’t enough for Atlanta Dream star Angel McCoughtry (aka/Lori Ann).
Fewer than 24 hours after the head coach and general manager was dismissed by team owners and replaced by assistant Fred Williams, the saga continues, as the WNBA’s leading scorer did not practice with the team this morning and will not play in tonight’s game against Tulsa.
ATLANTA – Marynell Meadors, the 2009 WNBA Coach of the Year, is no longer the coach and general manager of the Atlanta Dream. The announcement was made today at 4:35 p.m. EDT via a press release that said “Fred Williams has been named the head coach and general manager, effective immediately.”