FUTURE is the focus for ATL Dream heading into 2018 WNBA Draft

Lericia Harris chats with new head coach Nicki Collen

April 12, 2018

The WNBA will welcome its newest members to the exclusive club during the 2018 draft Thursday April 12th.

This is the first draft that new head coach Nicki Collen, her new coaching staff, and the GM for the Atlanta Dream will make decisions together.

“We knew without a first round pick this year that free agency was going to be more important than the draft…” says Collen about selection strategy for the draft. “We did what we needed to do - we accomplished what we wanted to accomplish with free agency in terms of adding a point guard, a stretch four player, [and] adding a couple of shooters – so really the draft is icing on the cake for us.”

The Dream has the 16th selection in the second round.

Listen below as Collen discusses her journey to Atlanta, a fresh perspective for the team, and the WNBA draft.

Watch the 2018 WNBA draft April 12th on ESPN2, 7 p.m. ET.