By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Fred Williams was fired by the Dallas Wings on Sunday. He allegedly was let go following an incident with the team’s CEO Greg Bibb after it’s game against the Washington Mystics in Washington, D.C.
Williams was allegedly screaming at Bibb following the team’s 93-80 loss to the Mystics. It was the team’s eighth straight loss.
He was caught by the TMZ Sports crew at an airport.
“It could be because we had some losses in a row,” he said. “Everything builds up. It’s just the management decision.”
Williams was initially the team’s head coach when they were the Tulsa Shock. In 2016, the team relocated to become the Dallas Wings and remained their head coach.
He never won more than 18 games as the Shock or Wings head coach. He went 18-16 as the Shock’s head coach in 2015.
Within the Shock/Wings franchise, Williams had a 71 wins and 96 losses. In his WNBA career, which also features stops with the Utah Starzz and the Atlanta Dream, he has a 131-153 record in 284 games.
He has a 5-9 playoff record. He did guide the Dream to the Eastern Conference Semifinals in 2012 and the Shock to the Western Conference Semifinals in 2015.
“Absolutely,” Williams says about coaching in the WNBA again at some point. “I’m a coach. I’ve been a coach almost all my life, 30-some years, and that’s all I know. I love my players. I love my team. Women’s basketball has been good to me. I’ll bounce back. This is how it is.”