The Washington Mystics promoted WNBA great Asjha Jones to assistant coach as announced early Tuesday morning.
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"Asjha has been a big contributor to our success the past two seasons as a player development assistant. She is more than ready for this position as a full-time assistant coach," said head coach of the Mystics Mike Thibault per release. "Her basketball accomplishments are unmatched in that she is the only person to have won an NCAA championship as a player, a WNBA championship as a player and coach and an Olympic gold medal as a player."
Jones spent the majority of her professional career with the Connecticut Sun under then-head coach Thibault. She was taken fourth overall in the 2002 WNBA draft and was a member of the 2015 Minnesota Lynx team that won the championship. She was also a two-time all-star in 2005 and 2009. "I know how professional she (Jones) was and how hard she worked when she played for me in Connecticut," said Thibault. "I am excited that she will be a part of the future growth of the Washington Mystics."
Jones played collegiately at Connecticut, where she won a national championship in 2000 and 2002 and was a member of the USA Olympic team who won gold during the 2012 London Olympics.
"I am honored to continue to grow with this amazing team," said Jones per release. "Monumental Sports and Entertainment has shown how much they value the Mystics and continue to be a leading example in the WNBA. I also would like to thank Coach Thibault for having faith in me. I can't wait for the season to begin!"