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Dan Hughes signs multi-year contract extention

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Dan Hughes has signed a multi-year contract extension with the San Antonio Stars. (Photo by Rebecca George)

The second all-time winningest coach in WNBA history will be at the helm of the San Antonio Stars for awhile longer.

Stars head coach and general manager Dan Hughes has agreed to a multi-year contract extension, the team announced on Tuesday afternoon.

“I look forward to the future with the San Antonio Stars and am honored that Spurs Sports and Entertainment wants me to continue to serve as general manager and head coach after 10 years,” said Hughes. “Long term relationships are so rare in pro sports, so I feel extremely fortunate.”

Hughes joined the Stars in 2005 and has a total of 146 wins in nine seasons with the Silver and Black. He has led San Antonio to seven playoff appearances in the last eight seasons and took the team to their lone trip to the WNBA Finals in 2008. That year he led the Stars to a 24-10 record, the best in the WNBA and clinched the Western Conference title. He has won Coach of the Year twice in 2001 and 2007.

The Stars will open the 2015 season on June 5 in Phoenix to take on the defending champion Mercury. The team will hold its home opener on Sunday, June 14 against the Tulsa Shock at the Freeman Coliseum.

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