Catching Up With Coach Gillom
WashingtonMystics.com: How exciting is it to be on the coaching staff of the USA Women's Basketball team?
Jennifer Gillom: I am very excited to be a part of an accomplished staff on the USA Women's Basketball team. It has really helped keeping this staff together since the 2010 World Championship because there is such a great rapport with the staff as well as with the players.
WM.com: Have you had to make any adjustments in your coaching style with this team?
JG: I don't think that I have made any adjustments with this team because i am doing things similar to what i would be doing with the Mystics and that is scouting, post work, and motivating the team.
WM.com: What are you learning from the other members of the coaching staff?
JG: What I'm learning the most from this staff is the mental preparation for each game. It is so much more than X's and O's.
WM.com: The women's team won Gold in 2008, what are the expectations for 2012?
JG: The goal is the same as that of 2008. This is a great team! Everyone expects us to win and we expect that of ourselves!
WM.com: What can you identify as the early strengths of this team? Are there any weaknesses?
JG: We take pride in playing well on both ends of the court. We have depth that will allows us to play that way the entire game. If we have any weaknesses I haven't noticed them.
WM.com: What are your thoughts on London? Do you expect to tour the city outside your Team USA duties?
JG: We have been extremely busy since we've arrived in London. I really like what I've seen so far. We plan to tour the city as well as attend other events when possible.