Fever hire Pokey Chatman as new head coach

Fever hire Pokey Chatman as new head coach

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 11:07 a.m. ET

The Indiana Fever have hired Pokey Chatman as their new coach.

She will take over a team that has a rich history in the WNBA, winning a title in 2012 and reaching the playoffs for the past 12 years. Indiana was 17-17 this past year, losing in the first round of the playoffs. Coach Stephanie White left the Fever after the season to take over at Vanderbilt.

The 47-year-old Chatman was not retained by the Sky after this past season when she guided the team to an 18-16 record and an appearance in the WNBA playoffs semifinals. She won 106 games in Chicago and led the team to its first-ever playoff appearance in 2013 and a trip to the WNBA Finals in 2014.