As soon as the Atlanta Dream hired new head coach Nicki Collen, the internet erupted with notes of praise about the move. Below are some quotes from our the web. Also, make sure to take a read through this interview with the AJC HERE.
“I had the opportunity to be coached by and spend time with Nicki Collen for the 2017 All Star game. Her energy and passion for the game were apparent in the short amount of time we spent together. I’m thrilled to have the chance to play for her and see where we can continue to grow and lead the Dream Organization forward.”
Layshia Clarendon – Dream Guard
“I had the pleasure of speaking with Coach Nicki Collen over the phone today. With her fresh ideas and vast basketball knowledge and experience, she can definitely help develop us into a championship team. I really look forward to working with her!
Elizabeth Williams – Dream Center
“I am really excited about what Nicki Collen will bring at the helm of the Atlanta Dream. I enjoyed watching her attention to detail at Connecticut Sun practices, her passion, relentless work ethic, & structured collegiate coaching style that I believe the Dream could really thrive under. There are a lot of similarities in personnel type from Connecticut to Atlanta so I look forward to watching Nicki utilize her recent success with the Sun to get Atlanta back to its winning tradition.”
LaChina Robinson – Atlanta Dream & National Basketball Analyst
“GREAT hire. Many times last season while in the Sun huddle, I thought to myself, Nicki Collen is ready to a head coach soon.”
Holly Rowe – ESPN
— Carolyn Kieger (@ckieger) October 30, 2017
Debbie Antonelli – Women’s Basketball Analyst
— WNBAinsidr (@WNBAinsidr) October 30, 2017