Shock hire Fred Williams as coach

Updated: January 23, 2014, 7:09 PM ET
Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. -- A glance over the Tulsa Shock roster was enough to convince Fred Williams to pursue the WNBA job.

"It was one of the key ingredients," Williams said Thursday after a press conference in which he was named the third head coach in the five years of the franchise. "I remember thinking I like what I see. I know where we can go with this."

Williams, who brings 30-plus years of coaching women's basketball, was one of 15 applicants for the job. In 2011, there were five candidates, ...

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