On July 18, 2018, Jenny Boucek was hired by the Dallas Mavericks as an assistant head coach focusing on development coach and special assignments. Upon her hiring Mavericks, head coach Rick Carlisle gave the head coach of the Seattle Storm and Sacramento Monarchs.
“Will be involved in wide-ranging basketball assignments. Jenny is a veteran WNBA head coach and was a player development coach last season for the Sacramento Kings. I consider her one of the brightest minds in our game and welcome here to Dallas.” reported Mavs beat writer
Carlisle said Jenny Boucek: “Will be involved in wide-ranging basketball assignments. Jenny is a veteran WNBA head coach and was a player development coach last season for the Sacramento Kings. I consider her one of the brightest minds in our game and welcome here to Dallas.”
— Dwain Price (@DwainPrice) July 18, 2018
We are now 44 games into the season, and we are a little less than a month away from the all-star break in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Dallas Mavericks are about to go on a two-game road trip out east to take on the Indiana Pacers and the Charlotte Hornets, before returning home to face the Los Angeles Clippers. They are currently in the 13th spot in the Western Conference with a record of 20-24.
During the media scrum that followed morning practice, I asked coached Carlisle to share his thoughts on Boucek progression thus far this season.
“Jenny is great. She has done extremely well and one of the reasons why I brought her aboard because I know I can learn a lot of things from her. She was a great coach in the WNBA, great offensive coach. Her teams were always elite offensive teams,” Carlisle told me.
He would add:
“She has a great creative mind for the game really on both sides of the games. Particularly offensively I’ve just been a fan of her career path for a long time, and I felt for the last five to six years. If we ever had the opportunity to bring her on board, she would be an asset for us, which she has been.”
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