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20 Moments of 2016 – September 18: Stars Honor Hughes, Appel-Marinelli

In the days leading up to the New Year, is reliving the best of the league’s landmark 20th season in its 20 Moments of 2016 series. Check back each day from now until December 31 for more!

20 MOMENTS: WNBA Draft | Breanna Stewart’s Debut | Wings’ First Game in Dallas | Mystics-Sun Triple-OT | Lynx-Sparks Round 1 | WNBA Top 20@20 | Taurasi’s 7,000th Point | Hammon’s Jersey Retired | Jackson’s Jersey Retired | EDD vs. Stewie Duel | Olympians Capture Gold | Swin Cash Night | Pondexter Moves to No. 5 in Scoring | So Long, Penny | Stars Celebrate Duo | Tamika’s Farewell | Angel’s Playoff Showcase | Ogwumike Named MVP | Beard’s Finals Buzzer-Beater | An Epic Finale

The Moment

The San Antonio Stars bid adieu to two key members of their franchise with a send off for coach Dan Hughes and center Jayne Appel-Marinelli in their final home game of the season.

The Flashback

The Significance

Hughes was one of the great coaches in league history, winning WNBA Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2007. Over the course of his 16 seasons coaching, Hughes amassed the 2nd most wins in league history with 237, and is the only coach in league history to have led three different franchises to the playoffs.

Appel-Marinelli was the fifth overall pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft, and spent her entire career with the Stars.


Game Recap & Box Score

So Long to Dan Hughes’s Celebrates Hughes’ Career