Jenny Boucek

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Jenny Boucek
Jenny Boucek at 2 August 2015 game cropped.jpg
Dallas Mavericks
PositionPlayer development coach
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1973-12-20) December 20, 1973 (age 44)
Nashville, Tennessee
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Listed weight130 lb (59 kg)
Career information
High schoolUniversity (Nashville, Tennessee)
CollegeVirginia (1992–1996)
WNBA draft1997 / Undrafted
Playing career1996–1998
PositionGuard
Number10, 14
Coaching career1999–present
Career history
As player:
1997Cleveland Rockers
1997–1998Keflavík
As coach:
1999Washington Mystics (assistant)
20002002Miami Sol (assistant)
20032005Seattle Storm (assistant)
20072009Sacramento Monarchs
20102014Seattle Storm (assistant)
20152017Seattle Storm
2017-2018Sacramento Kings (assistant)
2018–presentDallas Mavericks (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As assistant coach:

Jennifer Dawn Boucek (born December 20, 1973) is an assistant basketball coach for the Dallas Mavericks, a former basketball player, and former head coach of the Seattle Storm. She was hired by the Storm on January 20, 2015, but terminated on August 10, 2017 as the team failed to meet the expectations that came along with the acquisition of consecutive top draft picks Jewell Loyd and Breanna Stewart. Boucek was previously the head coach for the Sacramento Monarchs from November 15, 2006 until July 12, 2009.

College career[edit]

Born Jennifer Dawn Boucek in Nashville, Tennessee, Boucek was a four-year starting player for the University of Virginia's women's basketball team from 1992–96. She helped lead the Cavaliers to four regular season Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships and three NCAA Elite Eight appearances.

Boucek was a two-time GTE Academic All-American team member and two-time ACC selection. Boucek twice earned team Defensive Player of the Year honors and finished her career at Virginia as a member of the 1,000-point club. She also competed in the U.S. Olympic Festival in 1993.

Boucek graduated with honors in 1997 with a degree in sports medicine and sports management.

Professional playing career[edit]

Boucek played professional basketball for two years before joining the coaching ranks. In 1997, the WNBA's inaugural season, Boucek was a member of the Cleveland Rockers after making open tryouts.[1]

In November 1997 Boucek signed with Keflavík in the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild.[2] She helped the club win the Icelandic championship[3] and the Icelandic Basketball Cup,[4] and was named the Foreign player of the year.[5] She returned to the Cleveland Rockers in time for the 1998 season but retired from playing due to a career-ending back injury.

Coaching career[edit]

Boucek began her coaching career in the WNBA during the 1999 season as an assistant with the Washington Mystics. In 2000, she joined the Miami Sol, also as an assistant coach, for three seasons.

In 2003, Boucek joined the Seattle Storm as an assistant coach and in 2004, helped the team win the WNBA Finals Championship, beating the Connecticut Sun. She also served as one of the Storm's scouts for prospective college players during the NCAA basketball season.

In addition to her official scouting duties, Boucek also served as a color commentator on a several Fox Sports Net broadcasts of ACC women's basketball games.

However, shortly after the 2005 WNBA season ended, Boucek declined to remain with the Storm for the upcoming 2006 season, citing personal reasons for her departure.

On November 15, 2006, the Sacramento Monarchs named Boucek as their new head coach for the 2007 WNBA season. On July 12, 2009, Sacramento Monarchs general manager John Whisenant announced the team relieved Boucek of her head coaching duties. She compiled a 40-41 record in two-plus years as Monarchs head coach. She was 19-15 in 2007, 18-16 in 2008, and 3-10 in 2009 at the time of her dismissal.

On January 20, 2015, the Seattle Storm named Boucek as head coach.[6] On August 10, 2017, the Storm fired Boucek as head coach after compiling a 36-58 record for the franchise and, in particular, for a disappointing 2017 season.[7]

On October 20, 2017, Boucek was announced as a player development coach for the Sacramento Kings, becoming the third woman assistant coach in NBA history.[8]

On July 19, 2018, Boucek was announced as an assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks, becoming the first female assistant coach in franchise history.[9]

Coaching record[edit]

Legend
Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
SAC 2007 34 19 15 .559 3rd in West 3 1 2 .333 Lost in Western Conference Semi-Finals
SAC 2008 34 18 16 .529 4th in West 3 1 2 .333 Lost in Western Conference Semi-Finals
SAC 2009 13 3 10 .231 6th in West - - - - Fired Mid-Season
SEA 2015 34 10 24 .294 5th in West - - - - Missed Playoffs
SEA 2016 34 16 18 .471 4th in West 1 0 1 .000 Lost in 1st Round
SEA 2017 26 10 16 .385 5th in West - - - - Fired Mid-Season
Career 175 76 99 .434 7 2 5 .286

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jenny Boucek: Career". WNBA. Archived from the original on April 30, 2001. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
  2. ^ "Einstefna hjá Keflavíkurstúlkum". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 25 November 1997. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  3. ^ Skapti Hallgrímsson (31 March 1998). "Keflvíkingar bestir". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  4. ^ Skúli Unnar Sveinsson (17 February 1998). "Spila alltaf fyrir liðið". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Helgi Jónas og Anna María best að mati leikmanna". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 25 April 1998. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  6. ^ "WNBA's Storm promote Jenny Boucek to head coach". ESPN.com. 2015-01-20. Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  7. ^ Allen, Percy (10 August 2017). "Following fourth straight loss, Storm fires coach Jenny Boucek". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  8. ^ "NBA Team Sacramento Kings hire Jenny Boucek as Assistant Coach (USA) - Female Coaching Network". Female Coaching Network. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  9. ^ "Rick Carlisle hires Jenny Boucek to assistant role, the first female on Mavs' coaching staff in franchise history". SportsDay. Retrieved 2018-07-25.

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