Nia Coffey and AD Re-Sign with Atlanta

Two foundational players re-commit to the Dream in the first day of WNBA Free Agency

ATLANTA, Ga. (February 1, 2023) – The WNBA’s Atlanta Dream is bringing back forward Nia Coffey and guard AD Durr for the 2023 season, the organization announced today.

“Both Nia and AD have shown their commitment to their craft and to this organization, and we know the work they’ve been putting in is going to pay off in a major way this season,” said head coach Tanisha Wright. “Nia was the first individual that took a chance on what we believed we could do with this team, and AD is a young talent that we identified would fit well with what we’re building in the A. The amount of time each of them has put in with our staff is remarkable and has shown us how committed they are to their craft and to this franchise, and we’re excited that they have the opportunity to showcase what they can do for our team this season.”

Coffey and AD re-join the team that added guards Allisha Gray and Danielle Robinson in the past month, and will be looking to make a Playoff push after recording the most wins in five seasons in 2022. After missing parts of last season with knee and hip injuries, respectively, both players spent the 2022-23 offseason training with the Dream’s development staff and rehabbing with the organization’s medical team.

“We are thrilled that both Nia and AD will continue to be a part of this organization,” said general manager Dan Padover. “They both showed us how much they can help this team last season, and we believe their best is yet to come on the court. They are both proud to call Atlanta home, which shows in their passion for this city and this franchise, and we are glad they are going to be here to keep building with us.”

Coffey enters her third year in Atlanta after spending the 2019 and 2022 seasons with the Dream. Last year she signed with the Dream as a free agent and went on to average a career-best 5.2 rebounds per game while putting up 6.4 points per game. AD joined the Dream via trade in 2022, returning to their hometown after two seasons with the New York Liberty, where they played with teammate Tanisha Wright. In 25 games this season they shot a career-best 40.4% from the three-point line, and in 15 games with the Dream averaged 10.7 points per game.

About the Atlanta Dream

The Atlanta Dream is a professional women’s basketball team based in Atlanta, Ga. that strives to build a place where our team, our fans and our city come together to represent the community we seek to serve. We celebrate diversity, represent Atlanta, reward innovation and imagination, and aim to empower women both on and off the court. The team currently plays home games at the Gateway Center Arena @ College Park and has qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in nine of its first 15 seasons. To learn more about the Dream and purchase 2023 season tickets, please visit or call 877-977-7729.