November 8, 2023 

Locked On Women’s Basketball: Chicago Sky GM Jeff Pagliocca lays out his vision for 2024 

Pagliocca discussed Sky returners and his development strategy with host Howard Megdal

It’s time for another episode of Locked On Women’s Basketball and this episode features a conversation between Chicago Sky general manager Jeff Pagliocca and host Howard Megdal. Pagliocca, who was introduced on Oct. 31, spent the last four seasons as a player development coach. He was the Sky’s director of skill development in 2023.

Continue reading with a subscription to The Next

Get unlimited access to women’s basketball coverage and help support our hardworking staff of writers, editors, and photographers by subscribing today.

Join today

The two started their conversation with the current state of the Sky who fell to eventual champion Las Vegas in the first round of the WNBA Playoffs.

“We have just an incredible core to build off of so you know, we’re looking forward to collectively taking a look at free agents that are out there and keep our vision moving forward,” Pagliocca said.

He will join newly-minted coach Teresa Weatherspoon in executing that vision. Weatherspoon, an Olympian and WNBA veteran, was hired as head coach on Oct. 12.

“It’s going to be an energized, new chapter with Teresa coaching the team,” Pagliocca said. “She brings so much, obviously as a Hall of Fame player and lots of coaching experience and player development background. But, you know, from my end we have so much to work with and be excited about.”

The Next, a 24/7/365 women’s basketball newsroom

The Next: A basketball newsroom brought to you by The IX. 24/7/365 women’s basketball coverage, written, edited and photographed by our young, diverse staff and dedicated to breaking news, analysis, historical deep dives and projections about the game we love.

In segment two, they turned their attention to statistics and how Pagliocca is prioritizing development during the offseason.

“Coach Weatherspoon is going to demand that we defend that at a high and ferocious level,” Pagliocca said. “We want to out tough people, we want them to feel us. Look, we could have improved in a lot of different ways. Last year, we could have rebounded the ball better, we could have guarded a lot better at times. A lot of those are choices you can control so I think that just continue to put a premium on effort and, and just wanting to do certain things and found we’d have our coach, you know, I think we’re going to be okay.”

Add Locked On Women’s Basketball to your daily routine

Here at The Next, in addition to the 24/7/365 written content our staff provides, we also host the daily Locked On Women’s Basketball podcast. Join us Monday through Saturday each week as we discuss all things WNBA, collegiate basketball, basketball history and much more. Listen wherever you find podcasts or watch on YouTube.

Make sure you are subscribed to Locked On Women’s Basketball on YouTube or your favorite streaming service so you do not miss a single episode of our WNBA, NCAA, or International coverage.

Written by The Next

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.