After firing head coach Mike Thibault, the Connecticut Sun has hired Seton Hall women’s basketball head coach Anne Donovan to replace him where she will be asked to finish the job he couldn’t do: win a league championship. Though she will inherit a roster that is ready to contend for this season, the Sun will play without forward Asjha Jones and guard Danielle McCray who will sit out due to injury. How will Coach Donovan make her mark on one of the Eastern Conference’s perennial powers in light of this?
Not much to say yet, but the Associated Press is reporting that Mike Thibault, the head coach of the Connecticut Sun, has just been fired. His assistant coaches – Scott Hawk and Bernadette Maddox – have also been released.
Hoopfeed.com reports the following statement from Connecticut Sun Vice President and GM Chris Sienko:
“The decision to let Mike go was difficult based on our friendship and working relationship. Mike has had much success here in Connecticut over the past ten seasons. However, we felt it was time for a new voice and new direction for our players and our fans as we continue to try to capture that first, elusive title. We wish Mike and his family nothing but success and know our paths will cross again in the future.”
According to Hoopfeed, the Sun organization will begin interviewing coaching candidates immediately, but there is no timetable set for a new hire.