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Season ticket holders for the WNBA’s Chicago Sky were recently treated to an up close and personal meet and greet with new General Manager and head coach, Pokey Chatman.Chatman was met with cheers and applause upon her arrival as fans welcomed her to Chicago, took advantage of photo opportunities, and asked hopeful questions regarding the upcoming 2011 season.“I am trilled beyond words that she’s going to become our next head coach,” said Fever president and general manager Kelly Krauskopf.“I can’t imagine anybody better suited, better prepared, more experienced and hungry to take this group of players and lead this franchise.” Chatman said she admired the Fever’s winning tradition and large fan base during her time in Chicago.She finished with a 106-98 record, leading the Sky to four straight playoff berths, including a trip to the 2014 WNBA Finals.“I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead an organization that is so well respected by so many on the outside, even the competition,” Chatman said.The Fever own a WNBA record with 12 straight playoff appearances.“I have to be honest, I thoroughly enjoyed playing here, I just hated the three and a half hour bus ride back when it didn’t go my way,” Chatman joked.
I think the competitor in me is sad I didn’t win a championship.” Now she has a new job nearly three weeks later.Coach Stephanie White left the Fever after the season to take over at Vanderbilt.“My goal was to identify and hire someone who has extensive head coaching experience in the pro women’s game and we are fortunate to bring Pokey to Indiana,” said Kelly Krauskopf, the team’s president and general manager. – The Indiana Fever introduced Pokey Chatman as the sixth head coach in franchise history at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Friday morning.Chatman spent the last six seasons as the head coach and general manager of the Chicago Sky.
What they had built was incredible and to see it from the inside out now is great,” Chatman said.