Brian Agler, head coach and Director of Player Personnel of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm, is widely considered to be one of the hardest working coaches in the women’s game. During the WNBA’s offseason from October through March, Agler makes it a priority of his to visit Storm players overseas in various countries. One of the most successful coaches in women’s basketball, Agler shares with us his reasons for making these trips and why they are so vital for the continuity of his club. – Ben Y.
by Brian Agler / @brian_agler
Agler with Seattle Storm fans in Israel.
I go to Europe multiple times each WNBA offseason for several reasons. They began when I first started coaching in Seattle (although, truthfully, my first trip was when I was in Minnesota and went to see Ann Wauters play when she was a youngster).
Initially, these trips started for the basic reason of connecting with our own players and to scout and recruit talent; I still work hard in these areas. T...