A Blast from the Past!! The BasketCases experienced a little déjà vu moment this morning when, over breakfast, they read in the Transactions column of the Washington Post sports section that Jim Lewis, the Mystics' very-first-ever head coach, who did not even make it through the first season in 1998 (when the Mystics finished with that quite memorable 3-27 record), has just been hired as an assistant coach by the Minnesota Lynx. The Lynx now sit in last place in the Western Conference; their head coach, Suzie McConnell Serio, "resigned" a few days ago.
First Nikki McCray back on center court at the Phone Booth . . . then Jim Lewis back coaching in the WNBA ! What's next, the re-signing of Heidi Burge and Keri Chaconas?? Whew!!!
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Speaking of the past, a poster on the RebKell board reports that the Detroit Shock have picked up the Sky's recently-waived pugilist, Elaine Powell, who was lost by Detroit in the expansion draft to Chicago. The BasketCases wonder what Cave Man Bill Laimbeer has on Dave Cowens that convinced Cowens (whose team is in the cellar) to give up a player for nothing. We'd really like to see those photos! *wink*