Sanders replaces Asjha Jones, who went to the Portland Trail Blazers.
On Friday, the Washington Mystics announced that LaToya Sanders will be an assistant coach for the team this season. She was previously with Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s Player Development group after retiring as a player earlier this year.
Sanders replaces Asjha Jones, who left to become the Director of Strategy for the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers.
In a press release by the team, General Manager and Head Coach Mike Thibault said the following:
LaToya was an easy and natural choice for this position. She was a great student of the game as a player. She was an exemplar leader on the court, a strong voice in the locker room, and a great mentor for younger teammates. She was one of those players who was respected by everyone in the organization. She has done a great job this preseason in her role as a player development coach and has shown us that she is ready for this new role.
Sanders also added the following:
I am humbled and honored to accept this opportunity to become an assistant coach with the Mystics. During my years with Monumental Sports & Entertainment and the Mystics, I not only grew as a basketball player but I also became a student of the game. I look forward to sharing what I have learned with our players.
Congratulations on the new position Coach Sanders!