Tulsa, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tulsa Shock relieved Gary Kloppenburg of
his duties as head coach on Tuesday.
Kloppenburg spent two seasons with the Shock, guiding the club to an overall
mark of 20-49. Tulsa finished last in the Western Conference this past season
with a record of 11-23.
"The ownership group is very appreciative of Coach Kloppenburg's efforts the
last two seasons," said owner managing partner Sam Combs III in a statement.
"This was a difficult decision for the franchise. Coach Kloppenburg and his
staff have been instrumental in helping to move this team forward. He is a man
of character and we wish him success in his future endeavors. Ultimately it
comes down to wins and losses."
Kloppenburg joined the Shock after spending four seasons as an assistant with
The Shock also said Kloppenburg's assistants were dismissed.
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