The Las Vegas Aces announced the addition of 14-year WNBA veteran Tanisha Wright to their coaching staff for the 2020 season the team announced Wednesday.
The fantastic move of naming former players assistant coaches continues as Tanisha Wright will join Vickie Johnson as assistants to head coach Bill Laimbeer.
"I am extremely excited about the opportunity I have to continue my coaching career and learn from two of the best in the business in Coach Laimbeer and Coach Johnson," said Wright per release. "I hope that my experience and knowledge of the game will be a strong resource in my new position with the Aces."
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Wright played in the WNBA for 14 seasons and was drafted No. 12 overall in the 2005 draft by the Seattle Storm. After ten years in Seattle, Wright spent time with the New York Liberty and Minnesota Lynx. She helped lead Seattle to nine straight playoff appearances and won a championship in 2010.
She announced her retirement following the 2019 season. In 2017, Wright served as an assistant coach for Charlotte and has been held the position for the last three seasons.
"Tanisha was the ultimate competitor as a player and I was fortunate to have her in New York," said Laimbeer following the announcement. "She prepared herself and her teammate both physically and mentally for every game and I expect her to take that same approach as she transitions to a full-time coaching career."
During her career, Wright was named to the All-Defensive team seven times and her 457 game total ranks eighth most in league history. She is ranked 10th in assists with 1,422 total and 29th in all-time career steals with 427.