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How a tumultuous summer and a partner’s encouraging words inspired Renee Montgomery to become an Atlanta Dream owner
"If there’s one thing Renee does, she takes an idea and she brings it to life.” As vice president of the Dream, Montgomery is the first former WNBA player to own part of a franchise.
"It is important for our fans to see that our players and our opponents are NBA players and that they will see a fast-paced high energy game," says head coach Noah Gillespie of the NBA G League team.
“You feel a little bit like a one man show,” Nicki Collen says, contemplating her first few days on the job as the new head coach of the Atlanta Dream. “One woman show, I guess.”
A new professional soccer team that went to the playoffs in its inaugural year and shattered attendance records, two new stadiums, and a pro football team that was one win away from being crowned with the NFL’s highest honor—who says Atlanta isn't a sports town?
Killer tomatoes, Kendrick Lamar, indie games, and more
Top scorer Angel McCoughtry is out this season, but these Atlanta Dream teammates are ready to step up.
Summer's almost here and there's plenty of fun to be had, from festivals to art exhibits to outdoor movie nights.
In January 2008 the WNBA unveiled its first women’s pro team in Atlanta: the Dream. The basketball team became a reality largely due to the efforts of a group of boosters led by then City Council President Lisa Borders. Eight years later the former mayoral candidate and self-described “raving” WNBA fan has landed a dream gig—league president.
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