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Sparks Announces Karen Bryant as New General Manager, CAO

The Los Angeles Sparks have officially announced that former Seattle Storm executive Karen Bryant will be taking over as the team’s general manager and as the Sparks’ Chief Administration Officer, as the organization continues it’s re-haul.

The Sparks hired former general manager and coach Curt Miller as their new head coach back in late October. Bryant helped hire Miller and president Vanessa Shay.

“I’m honored to take on the responsibility of Chief Administrative Officer & General Manager,” Bryant said (h/t ESPN). “I’m really excited to partner with Curt, Vanessa and the rest of our team to usher in a new era of Sparks Basketball.”

Bryant was with the Storm for 15 years, including championship seasons in 2004 and 2010 before leaving in 2014 to start an advisory company for the women’s sports industry. Bryant was hired as a strategic adviser for the Sparks in 2021, then took on the role of interim president for the team.

“I’m really excited to partner with Curt, Vanessa and the rest of our team to usher in a new era of Sparks basketball,” Bryant said in a statement. “We are committed to building a culture and organization that is representative of the incredible legacy this franchise carries. I want to thank (managing partner) Eric Holoman and our ownership group for this opportunity and their continued investment in the Sparks and the WNBA.”

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