Last week, Dallas Wings president of basketball operations Greg Bibb met with the media via Zoom to discuss the team’s 2023 season as well as offseason plans to improve the squad for 2024.
2023 was a record setting year for the Wings as they finished with their best record in team history (22-18) and finished with their highest seed in team history (4th). Dallas swept the Dream in the first round for their first ever playoff series win before falling to the Las Vegas Aces in the semi finals.
When asked about a grade for the team’s season Bibb said “I would probably give us a B+. You can’t give us an A. In my mind, A’s probably make finals. A+ is win the championship, so I give us a B+.
Bibb went on to say ““I thought a lot about this and I think I’ve drilled it down to 4 words. Happy, but not satisfied. I think we had a really good year in terms of achieving many of the goals that we established prior to the start of the campaign. Most notably, we wanted to finish in the top four, secure home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, win a home playoff game and advance in the playoffs to the second round, the semifinals. We checked all of those boxes. But until we win a championship, I think it’s hard to say that we’re satisfied.”
As for the offseason, Bibb didn’t get into too many specifics but he did mention that the Wings number one priority would be to re-sign Satou Sabally who is a restricted free agent.
That (resigning Sabally) is priority number one. She’s a restricted free agent, so I feel good about our process there. Feel good about the conversations we’ve had. I think we and she see herself as a huge part of what we’re building here” Bibb said.
Another area of the team that Bibb said could be improved is the team’s three point shooting. Some of that will come naturally with the return of Lou Lopez Senechal who missed all of this season with a knee injury. The Wings also have two first round picks in the 2024 WNBA Draft which they will likely use on three point shooting.
When it comes to Free Agency, the Wings will likely only $37,000 which is not really enough to do a whole lot so it’ll all more than likely be a majority of the same team coming back next season which is something that Head Coach Latricia Trammell wanted.
There is no doubt that the Wings had a historic 2023 season and 2024 should be even better. Dallas will be in position to be one of the WNBA’s biggest championship contenders next season.