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 It was a lively event at McCoughtry’s Ice Cream in downtown Atlanta this past Friday the 13th as fans of the WNBA Atlanta Dream team gathered to meet with Head Coach Nicki Collen.  

Participants could purchase Dream gear, enter a raffle for swag bags handed out by Collen herself and buy fun ice cream flavors such as strawberry lemonade or banana pudding. McCoughtry’s was opened in 2017 by Atlanta Dream player and two-time Olympic gold medalist Angel McCoughtry. 

Collen was friendly and approachable, hugging fans and taking pictures. President of the team Theresa Wenzel was also in attendance. She thanked fans for their participation and invited everyone out to the opening home game against Dallas on May 26. 

The coach gave a few words about the recent WBNA draft after thanking her staff, who were also present.  

“We addressed a lot of needs we felt like we had in terms of depth,” she said. “We have great players that complement each other.” 

Coach Collen also took questions from the audience regarding her thoughts about the upcoming season.  

About her current roster she said “I think we have the players and the versatility to get it done. We have the players it’s just getting them to understand what their role is.” 

On the topic of the upcoming season she commented that every game was important in getting to the coveted championship position. She left the crowd with a big promise: 

“I would definitely rap in centennial park if we bring it home…when we bring it home.” 

Atlanta Dream Announce Jr. NBA Coach of the Year Winner

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Dream announced its local Jr. NBA Coach of the Year winner, head coach Chantay Garrett-Frost of Mays High School in Atlanta.

The Jr. NBA Coach of the Year is awarded to local youth basketball coaches influencing young people’s lives on and off the court. The Jr. NBA’s goal is to honor coaches that teach the fundamentals and values of the game, and highlight the positive impact that coaches can have on the youth basketball experience.

Local youth basketball coaches nominated Coach Frost for the honor and the Dream handpicked her. Coach Frost will receive a trophy and recognition on JrNBA.com.

Dream Announce Two Preseason Games

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Dream will open its 11th season with a preseason game at Chicago on Sunday, May 6 at 4 p.m. ET. The game will be played at the Sky’s new home, Wintrust Arena.

This will be Coach Nicki Collen’s debut game as the Dream’s head coach.

“I am excited about both opportunities in the preseason,” Head coach Nicki Colleen said. “Both games give us a chance to see who shines when the lights come on and begin the process of finding rotations that work well together. The competition will also help our staff assess who should be on our opening day roster as we begin this 2018 campaign.”