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Noelle Quinn to join the Seattle Storm as an assistant coach

After having played for Seattle since 2016, Quinn is embracing a new role with the organization.

Seattle Storm v Phoenix Mercury
Noelle Quinn (center) helped the Seattle Storm win a championship as a player last season. She will now help them try to repeat as a coach.
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Former Seattle Storm guard Noelle Quinn will join Seattle head coach Dan Hughes on the bench next year as an assistant coach. Quinn retires after 12 years in the WNBA, playing for five teams and winning a championship with the Storm in 2018.

Quinn replaces Crystal Robinson, who spent just one season in Seattle before moving on to Dallas as an assistant.

As the fourth pick in the 2007 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx, Quinn bounced around the league before settling with the Storm, playing the final three years of her career in Seattle.

Quinn was a model player throughout her career, but she also has a high basketball IQ, as evidenced by her success as a head coach for her former high school girls’ team. Quinn led Bishop Montgomery High School to a South Section state championship in her first season.

The transition for Quinn and players like Sue Bird and Chiney Ogwumike to positions outside of playing basketball shows that they truly know and love the game.

Quinn said she will miss playing alongside her teammates, but will strive to do great things in her new role.