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Connecticut Sun to hire Curt Miller as new head coach

The Connecticut Sun have found their new head coach, only the franchise's third coach since its move to Connecticut in 2003. The Sun hope their new lead man can tap into the team's potential and lead them to the playoffs, somewhere they have not been since 2012.

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The Connecticut Sun have found their man. Multiple reports said Wednesday Los Angeles Sparks assistant Curt miller will be the next head coach of the Sun, replacing Anne Donovan who stepped down in October.

Miller was on Brian Agler's staff this past season in Los Angeles. Prior to joining the Sparks, Miller was a coach on the college level for 13 years. He spent 11 seasons as the lead man at Bowling Green from 2001-12, and led the Falcons to five NCAA Tournament appearances.

In 2012, Miller joined the Big Ten Conference as head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers. Miller went an even 32-32 at Indiana, before resigning in 2014 for health reasons, and ultimately joining Agler's staff.

Miller takes over a 15-19 Sun team that was missing key players for much of last season. Connecticut will get back Chiney Ogwumike for the 2016 season, as she returns from knee surgery. The Sun also hold the no. 3 pick in the upcoming WNBA Draft.

Miller will replace Donovan, who went 38-64 in her three years as head coach of the team. Donovan failed to make the playoffs in her time with the team. Miller becomes just the third coach of the Sun since it moved to Connecticut in 2003.

Miller will be officially announced as the team's head coach Thursday at a news conference at 11:30 a.m. ET.