January 12, 2021 

Sun, Miller agree to a four-year contract extension

The Connecticut Sun and head coach Curt Miller have agreed to a four-year contract extension through 2024

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Coach Curt Miller of the Connecticut Sun. Photo Credit: Chris Poss (The Next)

The Connecticut Sun announced on Tuesday that the franchise has signed head coach Curt Miller to a four-year contract extension through the 2024 WNBA season.

Fresh off bringing the Sun to back-to-back semifinals appearances, including a WNBA Finals loss in 2019 and finishing one game shy of returning to the Finals in 2020 despite entering the playoffs as the No. 7 seed, Miller will remain in Uncasville for the foreseeable future.

“I would like to thank the Mohegan Tribe leadership, along with Amber Cox, for their renewed commitment and faith in what we are doing,” said Miller in a statement. “I’m incredibly proud of the culture and sustained success we have established. So much of that has to do with the players we have had and continue to have here; and their excellence both on and off the court.

“Together, and along with my outstanding staff, I look forward to continuing to work to do all we can to bring a WNBA championship here to Connecticut. This team, franchise, and our loyal fan base deserve that, and I’m humbled to continue to have the opportunity to lead them.”

Since taking over at the helm of the Sun in December 2015 following a brief stint as an assistant with the Los Angeles Sparks, Miller has amassed an 89-69 record and was named the 2017 WNBA Coach of the Year.

Before Miller arrived in Connecticut, the Sun had missed the playoffs three years in a row. Now, after falling short of the playoffs in Miller’s first season, the Sun have qualified for the playoffs in four consecutive seasons, including reaching the WNBA Finals in 2019 where they fell one game short, losing in five games to the Washington Mystics.

Miller has the second-most regular-season wins and second-most playoff wins among WNBA head coaches since the start of the 2017 season, and after returning the Sun to WNBA prominence in the last four years, he’ll have four more years to try and do the same.

Written by jake-caccavaro

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