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Sparks fire Carol Ross; GM Penny Toler will coach team
Sparks fire Carol Ross; GM Penny Toler will coach team

The Sparks fired Carol Ross and named Executive Vice President and General Manager Penny Toler as their new coach, the team announced Sunday. Ross posted a 61-36 record during 2 1/2 seasons with the Sparks, who are in danger of missing the playoffs for only the second time in seven seasons. Heading into the second half of the season, the Sparks are fourth in the Western Conference with a 10-12 record. Ross guided the Sparks to the conference semifinals last year following a 24-10 regular-season mark. In her 97 games with the team, she posted a .629 winning percentage. “I’d like to thank Carol for her contributions to the Sparks organization, team and Los Angeles...

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