Earlier today, the Mystics announced
that former Washington Head Coach Marianne Stanley
will be rejoining the team as an Assistant to Head Coach Julie Plank
Longtime Mystics fans need no reminder that in 2002, Coach Stanley
guided the team to its most successful season ever -- a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals. But before that, the BasketCases (and many hundreds of others) got to enjoy what was for us, without a doubt, one of the most exciting -- and fun
-- days we've ever had as Mystics fans. We're referring to that memorable day in Charlotte
when the Mystics upset the Sting
to advance to the Conference Finals.
In the intervening years, Coach Stanley has served as an Assistant Coach at Rutgers and, most recently, for the LA Sparks.
The BasketCases are very pleased that Marianne is returning to Washington. Welcome back, Coach Stanley!