LOS ANGELES, CA – February 15, 2018 – Penny Toler, Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Los Angeles Sparks, today announced Michael Fischer as the new Assistant General Manager of the Los Angeles Sparks.
“Michael is going to thrive in his new role as Assistant General Manager. He has extensive knowledge of the women’s basketball landscape including the WNBA, WCBB (college) and International leagues,” said Penny Toler, LA Sparks Executive Vice President & General Manager. “He has worked very closely with me since his arrival to the Sparks. There has never been a job too big or small that he wasn’t willing to do. He is a true example of team first! I’m looking forward to working with him to continue to assist me and the entire organization in our future success.”
Michael will assist the general manager in all aspects concerning the Sparks team including team travel, housing, WNBA Draft, and day to day operations, helping them to maintain a championship culture and first class organization. He will also be responsible for managing and executing all scouting preparation national and international.
Michael Fischer is entering his sixth year with the Los Angeles Sparks. He has previously worked with the Houston Comets, Chicago Sky, Washington Mystics, Gallaudet University, and the University of Minnesota. Michael has worn many hats with his years of experience covering all aspects of Basketball Operations. He is a savvy administrator and relationship builder with everyone inside and outside the organization from players, coaches, staff, and fans.
“I am most thankful and blessed to be part of the Los Angeles Sparks’ incredible, first-class organization and culture. It has been a true pleasure and an honor to represent the Los Angeles Sparks in all aspects of Basketball Operations and work behind-the-scenes to put forth a team that our fantastic city and fans can be proud and stand behind,” said Michael Fischer, LA Sparks Assistant General Manager. “I’d like to express my sincere gratitude to Penny Toler who has shown tremendous trust in my abilities over the years and challenged me to constantly grow and evolve as a leader. As an individual who proudly identifies as Deaf, I am so thankful to the Los Angeles Sparks organization, for recognizing my leadership, passion and devotion and entrusting me with such an exciting next step in my career.”
Founded in 1996, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Western Conference of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) have won three WNBA Championships (2001, 2002, 2016). The Sparks remain one of two active teams in the league to have won back-to-back titles, and have qualified for the playoffs in 18 of their 22 seasons. Led by an ownership group directed by 5- time NBA Champion Magic Johnson and Mark Walter, the Sparks are dedicated to ensuring that each home game at Staples Center encapsulates a championship entertainment experience, while also showcasing the best global female athletes on the court. The team plays their regular season from May through September. Please visit LASPARKS.com or call 1-844-GO-SPARKS to Purchase 2018 Season Tickets Today!