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Chicago Sky Clinch Spot in WNBA Playoffs

August 23, 2019 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Chicago Sky News Release

CHICAGO - The Chicago Sky has officially clinched a playoff berth. By virtue of both the Indiana Fever and the Dallas Wings losing in tonight's competitions, the Sky will advance to the 2019 WNBA playoffs and head into postseason play for the first time since 2016.

"We are very excited for the next steps," said Sky General Manager and Head Coach James Wade. "When we came together as a team it was clear what we were working for. This is validation to the hard work of our players, coaches, training staff and organization. It also acknowledges that we are moving in the right direction."

Wade was brought on as general manager and head coach of the Sky prior to the 2019 season after spending two seasons as an assistant coach with the Minnesota Lynx, guiding the Lynx to a 2017 WNBA Championship title.

Hoping to do the same for Chicago, Wade and the Sky still have seven games remaining before the 2019 regular season ends on Sept. 9, 2019. Potential playoff games for Chicago could begin as early as Sept. 11, Sept. 14 or Sept. 15, depending on final seeding.

First, the Sky tackle the top-seeded Washington Mystics on Friday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. CT. Chicago will hold media availability after shootaround at Wintrust Arena at approximately 12 p.m. CT. For more information or to RSVP, contact Kelly Kane at [email protected] or (312) 994-5984.

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