July 15, 2024

Indiana Fever Announce New Head Coach

Indianapolis, IN – June 24, 2024

The Indiana Fever have officially announced the hiring of Christie Sides as their new head coach. Sides, who has a long history with both collegiate and professional basketball, takes over as the ninth head coach in the history of the franchise.

Sides brings a wealth of experience to the Fever, having previously served as an assistant coach for multiple WNBA teams, including the Chicago Sky and the Atlanta Dream. She also has significant international coaching experience, having worked in Russia with Spartak Moscow Region, where she contributed to back-to-back FIBA EuroLeague Championships in 2009 and 2010​​.

“We are thrilled to welcome Christie Sides as the new head coach of the Indiana Fever,” said Fever General Manager Lin Dunn. “Her extensive experience and proven track record in both the WNBA and international basketball make her the perfect fit for our team. We are confident that she will bring a fresh perspective and strong leadership to our program.”

Sides began her coaching career at Ruston High School in Louisiana before moving on to assist at her alma mater, Louisiana Tech. She further developed her coaching credentials with stints at LSU and Northwestern, before transitioning to the WNBA. Her return to the Fever marks a full circle, having previously been part of the team’s coaching staff from 2017 to 2019​ .

Fever: Christie Sides officially introduced as new coach

“I am honored to be named the head coach of the Indiana Fever,” said Sides. “This team has a lot of talent and potential, and I am excited to work with these incredible athletes. Together, we will strive to build a winning culture and make our fans proud.”

The Fever, who are looking to improve their performance in the upcoming season, believe that Sides’ leadership will be instrumental in achieving their goals. Fans and players alike are optimistic about the new direction under her guidance.

The Indiana Fever are set to begin their training camp next month, with Sides already involved in preparations for the upcoming season. The team’s first game under her leadership will be highly anticipated as they look to turn the page and embark on a new chapter.

For more information, visit the official Indiana Fever website and follow the team on social media for the latest updates.

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