Tag Archive | Mike Thibault

Washington Mystics Win First Championship led by Delle Done and Thibault

It was a first for Two-time WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne and a first for WNBA’s winningest coach Mike Thibault— They are the recipients of the 2019 WNBA Championship. With 21pts. and 9 Reb, Delle Donne fough through a herniated disk, the relentless offense and sharp shooting from Connecticut’s Jonquel Jones and Courtney Williams to […]

Chicago’s James Wade Named 2019 WNBA Coach of the Year

Chicago Sky head coach James Wade has been named the 2019 WNBA Coach of the Year, the WNBA announced today.  Wade becomes the first Chicago coach to earn the honor in the franchise’s 14-year history.   Wade received 27 votes from a national panel of 43 sportswriters and broadcasters.  Mike Thibault of the Washington Mystics […]

Las Vegas’ Laimbeer and Washington’s Thibault Earn Spots as Head Coaches for AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019

Las Vegas Aces head coach Bill Laimbeer and Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault have earned spots as the head coaches for AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019.   Laimbeer and Thibault will be joined on the bench by their respective coaching staffs at the 16th WNBA All-Star Game, which will be played on Saturday, July 27 […]

2019 WNBA.Com GM Survey: Las Vegas Picked to Win Championship

The Las Vegas Aces were picked to win the WNBA championship and the Washington Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne was selected as the favorite for the WNBA Most Valuable Player Award, according to the 2019 WNBA.com GM Survey.  In the 17th annual poll, the WNBA’s 12 general managers assessed the league’s best teams, players, coaches, offseason moves […]

WNBA Finals Day 3 Practice Quotes

Mike Thibault, Washington MysticsMm   Q: Even though you’re struggling from the outside, do you still stay with that hoping it will come around? Thibault: Yeah. That’s our identity. We have a lot of good three-point shooters. Elena [Delle Donne] and Kristi [Toliver] and Ariel Atkins, Tianna Hawkins, they’re all top-level, top-10 three-point shooters. You […]

WNBA Finals Second Day of Practice Quotes

Dan Hughes, Seattle Storm Q: How do you make sure the team stays focused to come out and stay motivated after a big win in Game 1? Hughes: I think there’s an expectation that you’re going to get an aggressive reaction from Washington. They’re a good basketball team, so all of a sudden their assertiveness […]

Atlanta’s Niki Colleen Named 2018 WNBA Coach of the Year

Atlanta Dream Head Coach Nicki Collen, who guided the team to the No. 2 seed in the 2018 WNBA Playoffs, has been named the WNBA Coach of the Year, the WNBA announced today. She becomes the second Atlanta coach to earn the honor, joining Marynell Meadors (2009). Collen received 37 votes from a national panel […]