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2011 WNBA Preview: Storm's Quest For Back-To-Back Titles Begins With Coaching Leadership

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Seattle Storm assistant Jenny Boucek spent time this off-season learning how the Dallas Mavericks use Dirk Nowitzki. That's one example of the staff's commitment to winning back-to-back WNBA titles.

Seattle Storm's Boucek, Robinson Following the Dallas Mavericks In NBA Playoffs

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Kevin Pelton of StormBasketball.com (link above) takes a look at the Seattle Storm's personal connections to the Dallas Mavericks. Dallas-born center Ashley Robinson has been a lifelong Mavericks fan. Assistant coach Jenny Boucek, who has a number of NBA connections, spent some time working with and learning from their staff. For Storm fans, rooting for Dallas also makes some sense - Lauren Jackson and Dirk Nowitzki are similar players who could benefit from similar plays as described here previously. Then there's that whole thing about the Mavs playing against the Franchise Formerly Known As The Seattle Sonics, which could sway some Emerald City fans.

"I’m thrilled that we have re-signed Jenny to the Storm coaching staff along with Nancy Darsch,"...

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"I’m thrilled that we have re-signed Jenny to the Storm coaching staff along with Nancy Darsch," Agler said. "Jenny played an integral role during our championship run. Having witnessed and experienced the WNBA from both the playing and coaching vantage points, she brings a valuable perspective to our staff. I look forward to working with her in our effort to defend the WNBA title."

From a Seattle Storm release. As tweeted by ESPN's Mechelle Voepel, the subtext of this announcement - or label change - looks to be that the WNBA is now allowing teams to have two assistants.
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