The Indiana Fever have fired Head Coach Marianne Stanley. The team says Assistant Coach Carlos Knox will take over as head coach on an interim basis for the remainder of the season.
The change follows the team’s 2-7 start to the 2022 season.
“With this new group of players, it is time for our organization to go in a different direction,” said Lin Dunn, Fever interim general manager. “This was a difficult decision, and we wish Marianne the very best in the future.”
Stanley was in the last year of her contract. She was named head coach in 2019 and amassed an 18-49 record in a little over two seasons.
“I want to thank the Simon Family and the Fever organization for the opportunity to lead this team over the past two and a half years,” Stanley said. “I look forward to the next chapter in my basketball journey, as well as being able to spend more time with my family.”
Knox was hired as the Fever’s assistant coach in December. He played for the Indiana Pacers during the 1998-99 season and spent eight years playing professionally in Germany, Croatia and Italy. Knox also served as player development coach for the Fever from 2014-2016.
The team’s next home game is Friday at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum.