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Coach Corey Gaines
WNBA's Phoenix Mercury
Born June 1, 1965 (1965-06-01) (age 44)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
College UCLA
WNBA career 2008–present
Regular season 39–29 (.574)
Postseason 7–4 (.636)
Championships 1 (2009)
Profile WNBA Info Page
WNBA Head Coach of
Phoenix Mercury (2008-present)
WNBA Assistant Coach of
Phoenix Mercury (2006-2007)

Corey Yasuto Gaines (born June 1, 1965, in Los Angeles, California) is an American former professional basketball player and the current coach of the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury.

Gaines was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 3rd round (65th overall) of the 1988 NBA Draft. A 6'3" (1.90 m) guard from UCLA and Loyola Marymount University, Gaines played in 5 NBA seasons for 4 different teams. He played for the New Jersey Nets (1988-89), Philadelphia 76ers (1989-90, 1994-95), Denver Nuggets (1990-91) and New York Knicks (1993-94). In his NBA career, he played in 80 games and scored a total of 248 points.

On November 7, 2007 Corey was promoted to head coach of the Phoenix Mercury replacing outgoing head coach Paul Westhead.[1]

He led the Phoenix Mercury to their second WNBA Championship.


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Preceded by
Paul Westhead
Phoenix Mercury Head Coach
Succeeded by


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