Sun's Jones wins MVP, Miller named Coach of the Year
The Connecticut Sun are taking home some hardware ahead of their playoff opener Tuesday evening.
Jonquel Jones was named the 2021 WNBA MVP in a landslide vote, the league announced Tuesday. The 6-foot-6 forward received 48 of 49 first-place votes after leading the Sun to the No. 1 seed while averaging 19.4 points and a league-leading 11.2 boards over 27 appearances.
Connecticut's bench boss Curt Miller was also named the Coach of the Year for the second time. The 52-year-old guided the club to a franchise-record 26 wins, including a 14-game win streak.
Brionna Jones rounded out the Sun's award-winning day while taking the Most Improved Player honors. The 25-year-old earned her first All-Star nod and averaged career highs in points (14.7 per game) and rebounds (7.3) during the 2021 campaign.