By NEMS Daily Journal
LOS ANGELES – The L.A. Sparks collected two of the WNBA’s top season ending awards on Sunday, with former Ole Miss coach Carol Ross chosen as the coach of the year.
Nneka Ogwumike was honored as rookie of the year.
The awards were announced before the Sparks lost to the Minnesota Lynx 80-79 and got swept 2-0 in the Western Conference finals at Staples Center.
Ross, in her first season with the Sparks, guided them to a 24-10 regular season record. She previously was an assistant with the Atlanta Dream and coached 16 years at Florida and Ole Miss.