Dan Hughes (basketball)

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Dan Hughes
Personal information
Born (1955-04-14) April 14, 1955 (age 67)
Lowell, Ohio
NationalityAmerican
Career information
College Muskingum (1972–1974)
Coaching career2000–2021
Career history
1977–78 Miami (OH) (men's) (grad assistant)
1978–79 Madison-Plains High School (boys)
1982–84 Mount Union College (men's) (assistant)
1984–85 Baldwin–Wallace (men's) (assistant)
1985–91Mount Union College (men's) (assistant)
1991–96 Toledo (men's) (assistant)
1996–97 Toledo (women's) (assistant)
1999 Charlotte Sting (assistant)
1999Charlotte Sting
20002003 Cleveland Rockers
20052009 San Antonio Stars
20112016 San Antonio Stars
20182019 Seattle Storm
2021 Seattle Storm
2018–present United States (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

Daniel Dean Hughes (born April 14, 1955) is an American basketball coach who most recently coached Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 2018 until his retirement in 2021. He has guided stars such as Sue Bird, Natasha Howard, Mercedes Russell, and Jordin Canada.

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Hughes coached the Silver Stars from 2005 to 2009, and rejoined the team in 2011. Prior to the 2013 season, Hughes signed a multiyear contract extension. He has coached the most victories in franchise history. [1] On April 19, 2016, the Stars announced that Hughes would step down as general manager and head coach following the 2016 season. [2]

Coaching record

Legend
Regular seasonGGames coachedWGames wonLGames lostW–L %Win–loss %
PlayoffsPGPlayoff gamesPWPlayoff winsPLPlayoff lossesPW–L %Playoff win–loss %
TeamYearGWLW–L%FinishPGPWPLPW–L%Result
CHA 1999 201010.5002nd in East422.500Lost in Eastern Conference Finals
CLE 2000 321715.5312nd in East633.500Lost in Eastern Conference Finals
CLE 2001 322210.6881st in East312.333Lost in Eastern Conference Semi-Finals
CLE 2002 321022.3137th in East----Missed Playoffs
CLE 2003 341717.5004th in East312.333Lost in Eastern Conference Semi-Finals
SAS 2005 34727.2067th in West----Missed Playoffs
SAS 2006 341321.3826th in West----Missed Playoffs
SAS 2007 342014.5882nd in West523.400Lost in Western Conference Finals
SAS 2008 342410.7061st in West945.444Lost in WNBA Finals
SAS 2009 341519.4414th in West312.333Lost in Western Conference Semi-Finals
SAS 2011 341816.5294th in West312.333Lost in Western Conference Semi-Finals
SAS 2012 342113.6183rd in West202.000Lost in Western Conference Semi-Finals
SAS 2013 341222.3535th in West----Missed Playoffs
SAS 2014 341618.4714th in West202.000Lost in Western Conference Semi-Finals
SAS 2015 34826.2356th in West----Missed Playoffs
SAS 2016 34727.2066th in West----Missed Playoffs
SEA 2018 34268.7651st in West862.750Won WNBA Championship
SEA 2019 341816.5293rd in West211.500Lost in 2nd Round
SEA 2021 651.833(retired)----
Career598286312.478502228.440

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References

  1. "WNBA: "Silver Stars and Dan Hughes Sign Contract Extension"". Archived from the original on 2013-06-05. Retrieved 2013-09-05.
  2. "Stars Announce Head Coach Dan Hughes Will Step Down After 2016 Season, Name Ruth Riley GM". WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA.