We've just learned from a Mystics email that the team has waived Coco Miller. It's clear from the message, sent by GM Angela Taylor, that this personnel move was a difficult one to make. Here's what it said:
Hey Mystics Fans,
Before the official press release goes out, I wanted to let you all know that we have opted to waive Coco Miller today. Due in large part to what a wonderful young woman Coco is and how much we appreciated her tireless work ethic and competitive drive, this was truly a difficult decision. I have been around the league for a long time and I can unequivocally say that Coco is one of the most professional and respected players in the league. Because of her professionalism and commitment to "team", she has earned the respect of her teammates, coaches, fans, and peers around the league.
As we look to compete against the best teams across the league, we are committed to building a balanced roster with depth at every position, and right now we are extremely excited about our perimeter depth. That being said, with an eleven player roster (and after drafting Marissa Coleman in the 2009 college draft as well as selecting Matee Ajavon in the dispersal draft), we felt that we needed to use a roster spot in training camp to take a look at another post player.
I'd like to personally thank Coco for everything that she has done for this organization throughout her eight years in DC. In my short time with the Mystics organization, I have quickly realized how much you all have grown fond of Coco and how you have appreciated her intensity and commitment to the organization, so please join us in wishing her the best as she continues her professional career.
Only 6 days until training camp opens!