Washington Mystics General Manager and Head Coach Mike Thibault spent a number of years in the NBA as a scout and assistant coach where he had the chance to work with some of the best players of all time. He was with the Los Angeles Lakers during Magic Johnson's rookie year; he was the Director of Scouting for the Chicago Bulls during Michael Jordan's early years; and he even had a chance to coach Ray Allen when the Milwaukee Bucks made the 2001 NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Therefore, it's safe to say that he knows his NBA basketball, even today. What does he think about the Wizards, who also happen to play in the same building his team plays in?
Thibault had a chance to break down the Wizards' 2014-15 season so far with Monumental Network's Jumoke Davis which is embedded above. He called the 35 to 50 game mark in an NBA season "a grind." He believes that they are able to get out their rut, and their should be to get home court advantage in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. In summary, he probably doesn't think that there is too much to worry about with the Wizards at this time, like Alan Jenkins noted Wednesday night in a FanPost.
At the end of the video, Thibault also talks about the interaction that he and the Mystics have with the Wizards and the Capitals, where there is camaraderie of sorts to make sure that each team does well.
Great to see that Coach Thibault supports the teams here in D.C.