James Wade Named WNBA Coach of the Month for Sky’s Historic June Performance

CHICAGO (July 1, 2021) – The Chicago Sky’s James Wade was named the WNBA Coach of the Month for June, the league announced today.

At the helm, Wade led the Sky to an 8-4 record for the month as Chicago finished June with an 10-8 overall record. Chicago went 5-3 on the road and 3-1 at Wintrust Arena in June.

From June 9 to June 24, the Sky went on a historic, franchise-best seven-game winning streak, highlighted by a season-high 105-point outburst against the Minnesota Lynx on June 15 and recorded four wins in games that qualified in the Commissioner’s Cup standings.

Chicago was powered by its offense, which led the WNBA in points scored (1,004), field goals made (367) and assists (260). The Sky also finished with a league-best in steals (100) and finished second in the league in free throws made (181), rebounds (424) and blocks (49).

Wade will guide the Sky (10-8), which has gone 8-2 in its last 10 games, against the Dallas Wings (8-9) on Friday, July 2 at 7:00 p.m. CT. Sky fans can follow the action on CW26 or on CBS Sports Network The Chicago

The 2021 WNBA regular season runs through Sept. 19. Sky fans may visit sky.wnba.com or call 866.SKY.WNBA for more information regarding tickets.