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ATLANTA – Atlanta Dream head coach Nicki Collen announced the signing of two-time WNBA Champion and former UConn standout Renee Montgomery to a multi-year contract Thursday.
“Leaving the Minnesota Lynx was difficult but I’m excited to bring that championship experience to the Atlanta Dream,” Montgomery said. “I live in Atlanta so I’m excited to come back east where I’m closer to family and friends and start a new journey with the Dream.”
“When I got the job I immediately targeted Renee Montgomery,” Collen said. “I could not be happier that she has decided to call Atlanta her WNBA home. I know she will help build something special here.
Montgomery, a 10-year WNBA veteran, averaged 8.0 points and 3.4 assists in 21.8 minutes for the eventual champions. After an injury to starting guard Lindsay Whalen, Montgomery started the final 12 games of the 2017 season and helped the Lynx to the No. 1 seed entering the Playoffs.
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“Renee is a guard who can run a team as well as really stretch the defense with her 3-point shooting ability,” Collen said. “Beyond her skill on the court, I believe her championship pedigree will help lend leadership in the locker room. Fans will love her tenacity defensively and her ability to light it up from deep. I could not be happier that she has decided to call Atlanta her WNBA home and help build something special here.”