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Former Badgers coach hired by LA Sparks

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Former Badgers women's basketball head coach Bobbie Kelsey is headed to the WNBA. The Los Angeles Sparks announced they have hired Kelsey as an assistant coach.

“We are excited to add Bobbi to our coaching staff. She is an excellent coach who is very passionate about the game,” said Brian Agler, LA Sparks Head Coach in a press release.  “She will be responsible for our preparation for competition and will be engaged in our practice setting. Bobbi will get up to speed quickly on the WNBA, how we play and practice and she will fit in perfectly to our culture.”

Kelsey spent five seasons as the Badgers head coach. She posted a 47-100 record before getting fired after the 2015-16 season. Kelsey then worked for the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County while awaiting her next coaching move.

“It is with great excitement and honor that I join the Los Angeles Sparks organization,” said Kelsey in a press release.  “I would like to extend a sincere, heartfelt thank you to the Sparks ownership group, Executive Vice President / General Manager Penny Toler and Head Coach Brian Agler for this chance of a lifetime to work with some of the best basketball players in the world. I look forward to contributing my coaching experiences of the past twenty years to bring another championship to the Sparks. I can hardly wait to get started”

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