On behalf of USA Basketball:
Vickie Johnson, Curt Miller, Mike Thibault and James Wade to Assist Cheryl Reeve, 2022 USA Women’s National Team in Washington, D.C.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (Jan. 19, 2022) –WNBA head coaches Vickie Johnson (Dallas Wings), Curt Miller (Connecticut Sun), Mike Thibault (Washington Mystics) and James Wade (Chicago Sky) have been selected to support USA Women’s National Team head coach Cheryl Reeve (Minnesota Lynx) at the 2022 USA National Team training camp and FIBA World Cup Qualifying Tournament in Washington, D.C. The February 2022 USA National Team coaching staff was selected by the USA Basketball Women’s National Team Committee and approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors.
All four will serve as court coaches during the Feb. 5-9 training camp. Johnson and Thibault will assist on the bench during the FIBA World Cup Qualifying Tournament from Feb. 10-12, while Miller and Wade will continue as court coaches and team scouts during the tournament.
“This is a really strong collection of WNBA coaches,” said Reeve. “They possess great minds for the game, strong connections to the players, USA Basketball experience, and I am looking forward to working with them.”
One of four world-wide sites selected by FIBA to host a FIBA Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament, the Washington, D.C., site features teams from the USA, Belgium and Puerto Rico competing Feb. 10-12. Puerto Rico will play Belgium on Feb. 10; the Feb. 11 contest features the USA against Belgium; and the women’s games conclude with a USA versus Puerto Rico clash on Feb. 12. All games will be held at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.
The USA Basketball Women’s National Team Committee is chaired by Connecticut Sun president and 2018-21 USA National Team assistant coach Jennifer Rizzotti and includes Olympic and World Cup gold medalists Seimone Augustus and DeLisha Milton-Jones, 2017-21 USA National Team head coach Dawn Staley and WNBA head of league operations Bethany Donaphin.
Athletes selected for the training camp and competition are expected to be WNBA athletes.
USA team members, game times and ticketing information will be announced at a later date.