Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve has been named an assistant coach for the 2014 USA women's basketball team ahead of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Championships, it was announced on Monday afternoon.
Reeve joins other assistant coaches Doug Bruno and Dawn Staley, all of whom will work under Team USA's head coach, University of Connecticut's Geno Auriemma.
“Obviously it’s not only an honor, but a great thrill to be associated with USA Basketball,” Reeve said. “It’s such a great team. I’m looking forward to coaching world-class athletes with such a tremendous coaching staff."
Reeve has a pair of WNBA championships as head coach of the Lynx (2011, 2013) and two others as an assistant coach with the Detroit Shock (2006, 2008). In her four seasons directing Minnesota, that team has an overall record of (93-43) for a .683 winning percentage, and in 2011 Reeve was named the WNBA coach of the year.
“The idea that there will be a few Minnesota Lynx players on the team and the idea that there will obviously be a large contingency of WNBA players, so I think my background, not only with my players, but with the WNBA as a whole, I think there’s value in understanding our players,” Reeve said. “I think Geno will like that input of maybe some things that we do at our level, whether it’s offensively or defensively.”