Despite Finals loss, Mystics have a lot to be optimistic about

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Minutes after Washington head coach Mike Thibault walked into the Mystics locker room following Wednesday's 98-82 season-ending loss to the Seattle Storm, he was already looking forward to next season.

Choosing not to dwell on the team's third straight loss, or make any excuses as to how it fell on the wrong end of 3-0 WNBA Finals sweep, he was already looking nfl jerseys china nike

"It's already in the past," Thibault said. "We're already onto the next thing."4

Despite losing in their first Finals appearance in the team's 21-year history, Thibault and the Mystics know that the 9,000-plus fans who traveled 20 miles outside of Washington, D.C., and piled into Eagle Bank Arena know their team, for the first time in almost a decade, has a bright future.

"For those fans who have waited 20-something years, they should be excited about what they have going forward," Thibault nfl jerseys cheap china

The Mystics began the season picked to finish eighth in the Associated Press preseason poll. Many question marks surrounded Washington's offseason, from who in the frontcourt could aid Elena Delle Donne to how the team would adapt without the presence of Emma Meesseman, who averaged 14 points and 5.7 rebounds but announced in January she would sit out the season to train for this month's World Cup with Belgium. They also passed on Victoria Vivians and Kia Nurse in the draft and put their faith in rookie guard Ariel Atkins.

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