The Connecticut Sun will be naming their new head coach at a press conference on Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun. According to Mike DiMauro of the New London Day, the Sun will be naming Hall of Famer Anne Donovan as coach. She will replace Mike Thibault, who was fired after 10 seasons in November.
Donovan is currently the head coach at Seton Hall University. She has coached four teams in the WNBA, leading the New York Liberty, Indiana Fever, Charlotte Sting and Seattle Storm. She coached the Storm to the 2004 WNBA championship over the Sun. She also coached the U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team to a gold medal at the 2008 Bejing Olympics.
Thibault guided the Sun to 206-134 regular-season record and eight playoff appearances in 10 seasons. The Sun reached the WNBA Finals in 2004 and 2005, and the team advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals five times. He has since been hired as the head coach and general manager of the Washington Mystics.