Nikki Fargas, Kamala Harris

When Mark Davis announced on May 11, 2021, that the Las Vegas Aces had hired Nikki Fargas as the team’s president, she was quoted as saying “We are going to do everything in our power to make our front office the best in the business, and provide our players with all the tools they need to bring a championship to Las Vegas.”

Mission accomplished!

Under Fargas’ leadership the Las Vegas Aces won the WNBA Championship in 2022—the first title in franchise history, as well as the first major professional sports championship in Las Vegas’ history. For an encore the following year, they became the first WNBA team in more than two decades to repeat as champions. The Aces not only have back-to-back championships on their résumé, but they led the WNBA in attendance in 2023.

In April of 2023 the Aces moved into their brand-new home—a 64,000 square foot, practice facility and team headquarters located next door to the Raiders Headquarters and Intermountain Health Performance Center in Henderson, Nevada. This marks the first time in the history of the league that a facility of this kind has been built solely for use by a WNBA team.

Prior to joining the Aces, Fargas served as the head coach of the LSU and UCLA Women’s Basketball teams.