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Dishin & Swishin Podcast: Dan Hughes is Seattle's new head coach

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The WNBA season came to a close this week in a blaze of glory, with the two best teams for the second year in a row battling for five entertaining and exciting games. Congratulations to the Minnesota Lynx on their fourth WNBA championship.

In addition to game five being played, the off-season maneuvers of WNBA franchises began in earnest with the Seattle Storm hiring veteran coach Dan Hughes as their new head coach, replacing Gary Kloppenburg, who was Seattle's interim coach after the team fired Jenny Boucek on August 10th.

Hughes "retired" after the 2016 season as coach and general manager of the San Antonio Stars, but a year away from the WNBA convinced him and his family he needed to go back into coaching.

Hughes returns to Dishin & Swishin where he has been a guest previously both as coach of the San Antonio Stars and college basketball analyst. Topics covered include:

- Impressions of the WNBA finals, and how to compete in the same conference as Minnesota and Los Angeles
- How to stabilize the inconsistencies and improve the Storm's playoff seeding
- What to say to those that see him as "just another coach" instead of someone new and younger
- Building a roster for 2018 and what to expect.

- Can he catch a fish?