Fan-Faves 04: Coach of the Year

With the 2004 season winding down, WNBA.com wants to know what players you think really stood out this year. Over the course of the week, we'll roll out poll pages for: Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player, Coach of the Year, and Most Valuable Player. Here's your chance to vote for your favorites!

Coach of the Year

Patty Coyle, New York Liberty
After taking over for former Liberty coach Richie Adubato on July 6, 2004, Coyle has led New York to an 8-7 record and kept them in the hunt for the top spot in the East.
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Anne Donovan, Seattle Storm
A veteran coach of three WNBA teams, Donovan has the young Storm (19-13) vying for the top spot in the Western Conference.

Carrie Graf, Phoenix Mercury
After four seasons as an assistant with the Mercury, Phoenix's Aussie coach has the Mercury (16-15) in the running for a playoff spot in the West in her first season.

Suzie McConnell Serio, Minnesota Lynx
Despite losing star guard Katie Smith for the season, McConnell Serio, a 13-year high-school coach, has the Lynx above .500 (17-15) and fighting for the postseason.

Mike Thibault, Connecticut Sun
A former Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach, Thibault is building on his successful debut season with the Sun in 2003, and has Connecticut (16-15) in the playoff hunt in the East.

(All statistics through games played on Sept. 14.)

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Sky vs. Shock

Odyssey Sims scores 24 points to lead the Shock to a win over the Sky, 79-69.

Lynx vs. Sun

Maya Moore scores 17 points to help the Lynx beat the Sun, 76-65.

Dream vs. Mystics

Ivory Latta scores 21 points and Kara Lawson adds14 as the surging Mystics beat the Dream, 77-67.

Liberty vs. Mercury

Diana Taurasi records 15 points and 10 assists, Britney Griner adds 18 points as the Mercury roll to their 15th straight win.

Taurasi's Double-double

Diana Taurasi records a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists to lead the Mercury over the Liberty.