Unfortunately for Mystics
fans, that's not only
the refrain of a very popular credit card commercial a few years back featuring WNBA star Sue Bird
, it's now also the number of coaches
that the Mystics franchise has had in 11 seasons. To the surprise of no one who watched the game last night, the Mystics announced
today that Tree Rollins
has been removed
as Head Coach. In his place, the Mystics have named
Assistant Coach Jessie Kenlaw
the Interim Head Coach
The BasketCases had been hoping, as disappointing as the season has been up to this week, that we could make it to the end without a disruptive coaching change. But frankly, with this week's debacles against New York and Detroit, it was critical for the owners to send the message that this sort of basketball is simply unacceptable. We want to add, however, as we did in our post last night, that the problem with this franchise is not any one person or thing, and we hope and expect that this will not be the end of the changes.
In the meantime, good luck Jessie! And good luck Mystics!