Nia Coffey and AD Re-Sign with Atlanta
Two founding players recommit to the Dream on day one of WNBA Free Agency
ATLANTA, Ga. (February 1, 2023) — The WNBA’s Atlanta Dream is bringing back Nia Coffey and guarding AD Durr for the 2023 season, the organization announced today.
“Nia and AD have shown their commitment to their craft and to this organization, and we know the hard work they’ve put in will pay off this season,” head coach Tanisha Wright said. “Nia was the first person to take a chance on what we thought we could do with this team, and AD is a young talent that we identified would fit well with what we’re building in the A. The time each of them has put together with our staff is outstanding and has shown us how much they care about their craft and this franchise, and we are delighted that they have the opportunity to show what they can do for our team this season.
Coffey and AD join the team that added guards Allisha Gray and Danielle Robinson over the past month, and will look to make a playoff push after posting the most wins in five seasons in 2022. After missing games from last season with knee and hip injuries, respectively, both players have spent the 2022-23 offseason training with the Dream’s development staff and rehabbing with the organization’s medical team .
“We are thrilled that Nia and AD will continue to be part of this organization,” said general manager Dan Padover. “They both showed us how much they can help this team last season, and we believe their best is yet to come on the court. They’re both proud to call Atlanta home, which shows in their passion for this city and this franchise, and we’re glad they’re here to continue building with us.
Coffey is entering his third year in Atlanta after spending the 2019 and 2022 seasons with the Dream. Last year, she signed with the Dream as a free agent and averaged a career-high 5.2 rebounds per game while averaging 6.4 points per game. AD joined the Dream via trade in 2022, returning to their hometown after two seasons with the New York Liberty, where they played with teammate Tanisha Wright. In 25 games this season, they’ve shot a career-best 40.4 percent from the three-point line, and in 15 games with the Dream, they’ve averaged 10.7 points per game.
About the Atlanta Dream
The Atlanta Dream is a professional women’s basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia that strives to create a place where our team, our fans, and our city come together to represent the community we seek to serve. We celebrate diversity, represent Atlanta, reward innovation and imagination, and aim to empower women on and off the court. The team currently plays home games at Gateway Center Arena @ College Park and has qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in nine of its first 15 seasons. To learn more about the Dream and to purchase season tickets for the 2023 season, please visit dream.wnba.com/tickets or call 877-977-7729.