Atlanta Dream Name Fred Williams Head Coach And General Manager

June 17, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Dream guard Armintie Price (22) steals the ball from Connecticut Sun guard Kara Lawson (20) during the second half at Philips Arena. The Sun defeated the Dream 75-73. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

Fred Williams is the new head coach and GM of the Dream.

On Monday, the Atlanta Dream announced that Fred Williams has been named the team's new head coach and general manager. Williams was an assistant on the team for the last four seasons and has prior head coaching experience at both the college and professional levels.

"As a team, we are unified in our drive to build on what we've achieved in our first five years," said Williams. "We want to acknowledge the strong contribution that Marynell Meadors made to this organization. Our franchise will continue to build on the tradition of speed, scoring and tough defense that has resulted in back-to-back Eastern Conference championships."

Williams spent several seasons as the head coach of the WNBA's Utah/San Antonio franchise, helping that club reach the playoffs twice. He also spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Sting.

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