Mavericks add Jenny Boucek to coaching staff

DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Mavericks have added Jenny Boucek to their coaching staff.

The club said Wednesday that she will be an assistant to the team's basketball staff and special projects.

Boucek spent last season as a player development coach with the Sacramento Kings. She was an assistant with the WNBA's Seattle Storm when they won WNBA championships in 2004 and 2010 and was their head coach from 2015-17. She was the head coach of the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs from 2007-09.

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, who had her help with Dallas' training camp in 2014, said she "will be involved in wide-ranging basketball assignments."

The hire comes months after a Sports Illustrated report that indicated Dallas had a hostile workplace for women in the organization, and after the Mavericks hired former AT&T executive Cynthia Marshall as CEO.