Las Vegas Aces basic supervisor Dan Padover is the 2021 Executive of the Year, the WNBA revealed Thursday. The Aces are presently up 1-0 in their semifinals series versus the Phoenix Mercury and play Game 2 Thursday night at 10 p.m. ET (ESPN2). They went 24-8 in the routine season and ended up in 2nd location.
The Aces signed Chelsea Gray and Riquna Williams, both of whom bet the Los Angeles Sparks in 2015, this previous offseason.
Gray got in the season as a two-time All-Star and among the very best point player in the league. She is referred to as the “Point Gawd” for her extraordinary no-look passes. She is thought about a super star and formed a huge 3 with A’ja Wilson and Liz Cambage. She went on to typical 11.1 points and 5.9 helps in 2021 and was chosen to the U.S. Olympic group and for that reason the All-Star Game.
Williams is referred to as “the Microwave” since she can ignite as a scorer in addition to anybody in the league. She has a 51-point video game to her credit as a WNBA gamer and is among just 2 gamers in league history to score 50-plus in a single contest. The other is Cambage. Williams doesn’t typical super star scoring numbers. She benefited 10.5 points per video game as a Spark in 2015 and balanced the very same number this season. But she is a legitimate star and the reality that she is perhaps the Aces’ seventh-best gamer speaks with how packed they are.
Padover developed a very group that was likewise expected to consist of Angel McCoughtry as a 8th star, however McCoughtry missed out on the whole season with a torn ACL and meniscus. Padover finalizing McCoughtry throughout the 2020 offseason resulted in him winning Executive of the Year in 2015. McCoughtry balanced 14.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.5 helps and 1.3 takes in 2020 and assisted lead the Aces to the No. 1 total seed in the playoffs.
This previous offseason the Aces likewise prepared Destiny Slocum at No. 14 total and re-signed Cambage. Slocum is their only draft choice who has actually seen some playing time this season and has actually held her own. Cambage was chosen to the All-Star Game and ended up the routine season with 14.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per video game.
Padover remains in his 3rd year as Aces basic supervisor.