INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever announced today that veteran WNBA coach Gary Kloppenburg will join the team as an assistant coach through the remainder of the 2022 season. Kloppenburg fills the assistant coaching vacancy after Carlos Knox was promoted to interim head coach replacing Marianne Stanley.
“Gary Kloppenburg is a proven winner at a championship level and he brings extensive experience coaching in the WNBA and the NBA. He is an excellent addition to our Fever coaching staff,” Fever interim general manager Lin Dunn said.
A WNBA champion as a head coach with Seattle in 2020 and as an assistant there in 2018, Kloppenburg served as an assistant coach with the Indiana Fever from 2008-11 and 2015-16. In addition to working with Dunn from 2008-11, Kloppenburg was also an assistant on Dunn’s coaching staff in Seattle from 2000-02.
Kloppenburg’s WNBA champion Storm led the league in assists averaging 21.9 per game and was also second in the league with 87.5 points per game during the 2020 season. Seattle was the only team in the WNBA that season to average double digit steals per game and led the league in defensive rating as well.
“I am so excited for the opportunity to come back to Indiana and work with my longtime friends Carlos Knox and Lin Dunn,” Kloppenburg said. “They have put the framework in place to make an impact in the league this season with some excellent young veterans and high-energy rookies.”
Kloppenburg also worked as an assistant coach in the NBA with the Charlotte Bobcats from 2004-07.
The Fever return to Indiana Farmers Coliseum on Tuesday at 7 p.m. against the Washington Mystics with tickets still available by visiting FeverBasketball.com
Tuesday’s game will be streamed on the official Indiana Fever Facebook page in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.