Washington, D.C.- Washington Mystics General Manager and Head Coach Mike Thibault announced that assistant coach Asjha Jones will leave the team to join the Portland Trail Blazers as their Director of Basketball Strategy. Jones is the only person in women’s basketball history to win an NCAA and WNBA Championship as a player, a WNBA championship as an assistant coach, and a gold medal as a player in both the World Championships and Olympics Games.

“Asjha has been an important part of our success the past several years. While I am sad to see her leave on both a professional and personal level, I am excited for her and the opportunity in front of her in Portland,” said Thibault. “She will be a tremendous asset to the Trail Blazers organization. I have known Asjha since I first began coaching her in Connecticut in 2004 and she is one of the best all-around pros, on and off the court, that I have had the pleasure to be associated with. All of us here wish her well in her new job.”