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Winters replaces Fortner as Fever coach

Updated: December 11, 2003, 2:45 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Former NBA guard Brian Winters was hired Thursday as coach of the WNBA's Indiana Fever.

He replaces Nell Fortner, who resigned after the team finished 16-18 last season. Of the league's 14 teams, 10 are now coached by men, five having played in the NBA.

Winters played nine NBA seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks and has 20 seasons of experience as an assistant or head coach. He most recently scouted for the Golden State Warriors.

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