Mystics Head Coach Elected to Hall of Fame


Washington, D.C. – Washington Mystics Head Coach Tree Rollins has been elected in the Georgia Sports Hall of fame. The induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, February 16th in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rollins spent 18 years in the NBA. He played for 11 years with the Atlanta Hawks years and is the team’s all time blocked shots leader with 2,283. He was ranked among the NBA’s top ten shot blockers in each of his first nine seasons, leading the league in 1982. Rollins averaged 5.6 points per game, 5.8 rebounds per game, and 2.2 blocked shots per game during his NBA career.

Rollins returns for his second season as the Mystics Head Coach. As the interim coach, Rollins led the team to a 15-14 record. Under his leadership, Mystics players Alana Beard and DeLisha Milton-Jones were named to the 2007 WNBA All-Star team. Rollins has been an assistant coach in the NBA with the Washington Wizards, Indiana Pacers and the Orlando Magic. He was also the Head Coach with the Greenville Groove of the National Basketball Developmental League. Most recently, Rollins held the job of President and General Manager of the Kentucky Colonels of the American Basketball Association (ABA).

The Washington Mystics will tip off the 2008 season on Saturday, May 17th, on the road against the Indiana Fever. Washington will host the club’s home opener on Sunday, May 25th, against the four-time WNBA Champion, Houston Comets at 4:00 p.m. Individual tickets are currently on sale for a limited time on Season tickets for the 2008 season are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling the Mystics Sales Office at 1-877-DC-HOOP1 or by visiting the Mystics web site at


MysticsFan said…
A great honor for a great player and coach!