Chicago Sky fire head coach Pokey Chatman

CHICAGO – After six seasons with the organization, head coach and general manager Pokey Chatman is being let go.

Chatman led the Sky to four straight playoff appearances, compiling an overall regular season record of 106-98.

“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.  Pokey is as knowledgeable and hard working as anyone in basketball.  I’m thankful we had the opportunity to work together closely for the past six years and I wish her well in her future endeavors.”

Chatman took the Sky to the franchise’s first ever playoff appearance in 2013 and reached the WNBA Finals a year later.

“I want to thank the incredible fans of Chicago, my staff and all of the players for their hard work and dedication in helping to grow the franchise,” said Pokey Chatman. “I am proud of what we were able to accomplish, and appreciative of the opportunity given to me by Michael Alter.”