NEW YORK, June 2, 2017 – The Minnesota Lynx’s Cheryl Reeve today was named the WNBA Coach of the Month for games played in May, making her the inaugural winner of the new award.
Reeve guided the Lynx to a WNBA-best 6-0 record as Minnesota extended its May winning streak to 23 games dating to 2012. Minnesota, which finished the month as the WNBA’s only unbeaten team, started 6-0 for the fourth time in six years.
The Lynx led the WNBA in assists with 20.0 per game during the month, highlighted by a season-high 28-assist performance in an 80-66 victory over the San Antonio Stars on May 28. Minnesota also ranked second in the league in net rating (12.4), points allowed (71.8 ppg) and steals (8.7 spg).
Other nominees for the WNBA Coach of the Month were the Atlanta Dream’s Michael Cooper and the Seattle Storm’s Jenny Boucek.
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