Steven Key Named GM and Head Coach
Prior to the Sky, Key was head coach for the Dusseldorf Magics, a professional men�s team in Germany, for three years. He guided the team to a third place finish, improving from a fifth place finish the year before. Prior to coaching, he spent over 10 years as a professional basketball player in Europe. The 6�4� Key was a point guard at Boston University, where he played for Coach Mike Jarvis. He graduated from BU in 1990 with a B.A. in Public Relations. Coach Key is a native of Maryland. He, his wife Janka and their infant daughter reside in downtown Chicago.
�It has been a privilege to be involved with the Sky from beginning and I am excited to continue our building process,� said Key. �The team made enormous strides in our second season and I have great respect for our athletes. They work hard both on the basketball court and in the community. I�m very enthusiastic about our future; with our current talent plus the number two pick in the rookie draft, the Sky is poised to reach new heights in 2008.�
�Steve has played a key role in helping to build and shape the Chicago Sky since day one,� said Sky CEO Margaret Stender. �He shares our values, work ethic and desire to improve and grow. He has my complete confidence as the Sky�s new GM and head coach.�