Lynx assistant James Wade hired as Chicago Sky coach

NEW YORK (AP) James Wade doesn't think Chicago is that far off from making a playoff run.

The longtime WNBA assistant was announced as the Sky's new coach and general manager on Tuesday.

"It's a great roster and great organization," Wade said in a phone interview. "They were looking for someone to take them to the next step. I felt like they brought me in to make the playoffs."