Fred Williams won't return as GM and coach of Atlanta Dream - CBS46 News

Fred Williams won't return as GM and coach of Atlanta Dream

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

Fred Williams will not return as general manager and head coach of the Atlanta Dream, the team announced in a press release Friday.

Williams will serve as a consultant to the team as they transition to a new head coach.  His contract expires Nov. 30.

"Coach Williams has been an instrumental part of our success since the team's inception, and although we have decided to move in a different direction, we appreciate Fred's dedicated service and ensuring that the Dream remained among the top teams in the WNBA," said Atlanta Dream co-owners Mary Brock and Kelly Loeffler. "He is a great teacher of the game, and is well respected by his peers."

Williams was 24-20 as head coach of the Dream, with a 5-6 playoff record.  He also took the team to the recent 2013 WNBA Finals.

Williams has been on staff with the Dream since their first season in 2008, and was promoted from assistant coach to head coach and general manager in August 2012.

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