The Chicago Sky's season came to an end Sept. 15 with a 94-81 loss to the Connecticut Sun in the single-elimination first round of the 2020 WNBA Playoffs at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
When asked if he thought the team showed its true identity during the game, Sky General Manager and Head Coach James Wade responded, "No, like [I] knew some things that we wanted to do that we needed to do to win the game and we didn't get it accomplished. So, it's tough.
"We live in a profession where it's hit or miss and if you don't set yourself up for success by doing the little things then you're more than likely gonna lose."
Wade added, "I told [the players] thank you and how much I really appreciated them coming. I know, you know, because of COVID , because of, you know, social-injustice issues.
It was just a tough time for everybody, especially some of the players that play overseas that haven't gotten a chance to see their parents or their loved ones. For them to commit to the team, for them to commit to us as a coaching staff, commit to the Chicago Sky, I thought it said a lot from them."
On leaving the Florida bubble where the teams were stationed, guard Allie Quigley said, "Just mixed emotions; obviously it's sad because, you know, we just ended our season. I feel like the end always comes just faster than you would want it to come. I don't knowit's kind of an emotional roller-coaster."