Mike Thibault Wiki, Bio, Age, Nanci, Children, Career, Coach and Twitter
American Basketball head coach
Facts of Mike Thibault
|Full Name:||Mike Thibault|
|Birth Date:||September 28, 1950|
|Profession:||American basketball head coach|
|Net Worth||under review|
|Birth Place||St. Paul|
|Education||Saint Martin’s University|
|Kids||Eric and Carly|
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Mike Francis Thibault aka Mike Thibault (born on 28th September 1950 in St. Paul, Minnesota, the United States) is an American basketball head coach. He has served for various teams including Connecticut Sun of the WNBA and currently, Washington Mystics. He became the only coach winning the title of the Coach of the Year award three times. In 2013, Mike became the WNBA’s all-time winning coach with 212 victories.
Mike Thibault: Bio, Age, Education
Mike Francis Thibault aka Mike Thibault was born on 28th September 1950 in St. Paul, Minnesota, the United States to his father Frank Thibault. As of 2019, he is 69 years old and belongs to the birth sign Libra.
By nationality, she is an American and his ethnicity is White. Talking about his education, he graduated from Saint Martin’s University in 1979.
The information about his body measurement such as height, weight is not available. Apparently, he is active on Instagram and Twitter.
Mike Thibault: Professional Career
- Firstly, he started his career as a scout for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.
- Later in 1980, Mike became the director of scouting and an assistant coach during Thibault’s tenure where the Lakers won the league championship twice.
- After that, he switched to the Chicago Bulls in 1982 and remained with them through the 1985-86 season.
- Later in 1988, Thibault joined the World Basketball League and worked there for 2 seasons as the head coach and franchise general manager for the Calgary 88’s. In the same year, he also won the league’s coach of the year award.
- Next year in 1989, he started an 8-year assignment as general manager and head coach of the Omaha Racers of the Continental Basketball Association.
- Furthermore, his team defended the 1993 championship and once again reached the league finals.
- Moreover, Mike served for USA Basketball as a coach for the United States national team. Also, he led the team to win a gold medal at the 1993 FIBA World Championship qualifying tournament and a silver medal at the 1995 Pan American Games.
- Then after, he returned to the NBA during the league’s 1997-98 season and through 2003, served as a scout and assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, and Seattle SuperSonics.
- In March 2003, Thibault replaced Dee Brown and won the WNBA Coach of the Year Award when he led the team of Connecticut Sun to the Eastern Conference finals in 2006 and 2008.
- After that on 18th December 2012, he became the new head coach and general manager of the Washington Mystics.
- In addition, Mike led the team to win for the first time since 2004 and earned himself the title of the Coach of the Year award. He became the only coach winning the award three times.
- Besides on, 7th July 2018, when the Mystics defeated the Los Angeles Sparks, Thibault became the first WNBA coach to reach 300 wins.
The information about his net worth and salary as of 2019 is under review.
Mike Thibault: Personal Life; Wife & Kids
Regarding his love life, he tied the knot with Nanci. The couple welcomed their son, Eric who is a member of the Mystics coaching staff and a daughter, Carly who is an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota.
Mike Thibault: Awards and Achievements
- WNBA Championship (2019)
- WBL Coach of the Year (1988)
- CBA Champion (1993)
- WNBA Coach of the Year 3× (2006, 2008, 2013)
Mike Thibault: Rumors and Controversy
There is no rumor and controversy regarding his life.