Las Vegas, NV (August 2, 2023)—Las Vegas Aces General Manager Natalie Williams announced today that the team has signed veteran WNBA center Alaina Coates to an emergency hardship contract.
The Chicago Sky originally selected Coates with the second overall pick of the 2017 WNBA Draft. The 6-4 South Carolina grad missed the 2017 season with an injury, but played in 32 games as a rookie for the Sky in 2018. She later laced up her high tops for Minnesota (2019), Atlanta (2019), Washington (2020), Indiana (2022) and Phoenix (2023).
Coates brings career averages of 2.9 points and 2.7 rebounds to Las Vegas, along with a career field goal percentage of 55.8 percent over her 85 games in the W.