WNBA Hall of Famer Teresa Weatherspoon has finally landed a new gig. The former New York Liberty star is finalizing a deal to return to the WNBA as the new head coach of the Chicago Sky.
Weatherspoon served as an assistant coach for the New Orleans Pelicans for the past four seasons. Weatherspoon developed a strong relationship with Pelicans star Zion Williamson, but she parted ways with the NBA franchise in June.
The Sky were eliminated in brutal fashion during the first round of the 2023 WNBA playoffs. Chicago lost to the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces in two games by an average margin of 25 points.
The Sky were coached by James Wade for four-and-a-half seasons before he quit midway through the 2023 campaign. Wade took an offer to be an assistant coach for the Toronto Raptors. Wade was also the general manager of the Sky and led them to the WNBA championship in 2021.
The Sky will look to Weatherspoon to lead their new era after five seasons of making the postseason.
Weatherspoon played eight seasons in the WNBA, primarily for the Liberty. She was a five-time All-star known for her playmaking abilities.