LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Sparks have opened a national search for their next head coach while also seeking a new general manager.
The team said Wednesday that Fred Williams, who filled the head-coaching role on an interim basis, has left for a new job as associate head coach at Auburn.
Williams took on the interim tag on June 7 after Derek Fisher was fired as head coach. Williams first joined the franchise as an assistant before the 2019 season. The Sparks failed to make the playoffs this season, finishing with a 13-23 record.
He previously served as head coach of WNBA teams in Utah, Atlanta and Dallas. He was head coach of Southern California's women's team from 1995 to '97.