Mystics To Announce New GM/Head CoachNo doubt many of our readers received an email this afternoon from the Mystics stating that tomorrow, Tuesday, at 4 PM, the team will be holding a press conference to announce the hiring of a new General Manager/Head Coach. The announcement will be streamed live on the Mystics' website.
From information the BCs have received, every indication is that the person to be announced tomorrow will be Mike Thibault, former Head Coach of the Connecticut Sun. If Mike is introduced tomorrow, remember, you read it here first!
Assuming it does turn out to be Mike, the BCs believe his hiring will be a big step in the right direction for the Mystics, as the franchise tries to climb out of the deep hole it dug for itself over the past two seasons. Mike is an experienced, highly successful (and respected) coach who knows the WNBA inside and out. In his 10 years as Head Coach of the Sun, Thibault won just about everything there was to win except the brass ring of a WNBA Championship, which is why, as Mechelle Voepel wrote on ESPN, the Sun cut him loose earlier this fall.
Hopefully, Connecticut's loss will turn out to be Washington's gain. We're not expecting any overnight miracles. But a little hope, a little something to look forward to this summer . . . well, that's a good feeling (for a change).