The Sacramento Monarchs, their front office and ownership have bucked WNBA trends time and again. They hired John Whisenant for reasons no one could discern at the time and the man led them to several Western Conference finals, a pair of Western Conference Championships and a WNBA championship. They have focused on defense as a team under Whisenant when the rest of the league was trying to increase scoring, pace and improve the offense. Whisenant and his defense are gone now, and the team needs a new coach.
These days it seems vogue to hire mediocre, former NBA players to come in and embarass themselves, like Dave Cowens did in Chicago, or perhaps how Mugsy Bogues is doing in Charlotte.
The Monarchs have bucked the trend again and are apparently ready to announce a former WNBA player and WNBA assistant coach as their new Head Coach. We know her and love her as the assistant coach Jenny Boucek, who was part of the 2004 Storm's championship coaching staff. Jenny we wish you the best of luck this coming season, and look forward to defeating your new team in the Western Conference finals this year!