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Thibault did everything but win title – Coach cites failure to win a WNBA championship in 2012 as reason for firing

“People here have been great; I have no complaints,” Thibault said. “I’ve been treated well, my family has been, too. I’ve liked working here, and I have no bitterness about this at all. The only thing I can say is I don’t know if what they did will change things.

“It may, it may not. Depends on who they hire, how the players accept the new coach, all those things. The team is poised to continue to improve. It’s still in a very good situation.”

The Sun play in an arena at the Mohegan Sun casino, and, yes, we’ll make the obvious analogy. This move is a gamble. Thibault has made the playoffs eight of his 10 seasons with the Sun, advancing to the WNBA Finals twice. Will the Sun find a coach who can do better?

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