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July 10, 2013

Fever extend Dunn contract to '14, elevate White

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Fever have extended the contract of coach Lin Dunn by one year through 2014 and have elevated assistant coach Stephanie White to associate head coach beginning next year.

The team announced the changes Tuesday.

Dunn led the Fever to their first WNBA championship last year but the team has struggled to a 4-7 start this season. The 66-year-old Dunn began her 43-year coaching career in 1970.

White, an Indiana native whom Dunn recruited to play collegiately at Purdue, retired from the Fever following the 2004 season and is in her third year as a coach with the team after spending four years with the Chicago Sky.

Dunn is currently in her fifth season as head coach of the Fever, leading the franchise to its first WNBA championship in 2012. The winningest coach in franchise history with 107 victories (107-74, .591), she is eighth in WNBA history with 140 coaching wins (140-137, .505) counting three years as head coach and general manager of the Seattle Storm. She is a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and numerous other halls of fame, coaching nearly 1,100 college and pro games (650-440, .599).

A member of several USA Basketball coaching staffs in the early 1990s, Dunn is one of the country’s most prominent pioneers in helping grow and develop girl’s and women’s basketball nationally. She built the Purdue women’s basketball program into a powerhouse, leading the Boilermakers for nine seasons from 1988 to 1996. She led the Boilers to three Big Ten Conference titles, seven NCAA Tournaments and a trip to the NCAA Final Four in 1994. While at Purdue, she recruited White who later became an All-American and national player of the year.

Dunn and White exude continuity, combining for 19 seasons affiliated with the Fever – Dunn as a scout, assistant coach and head coach since 2003; and White as a player (2000-04) and now assistant coach (since 2011). Combined with assistant coach Mickie DeMoss who won six national championships and made 12 trips to the Final Four as a college assistant, the Fever staff is easily one of the most experienced in the WNBA.

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