Sun's Miller earns back-to-back WNBA Coach of the Month honors

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Sep. 20—Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller was named WNBA Coach of the Month for September on Monday, his second monthly honor in a row and the third of his career.

Miller kept the momentum from the undefeated month of August (7-0) and carried it over to September where he led the Sun to a 5-0 record. Connecticut concluded the regular season with a franchise best 14-straight wins, including a league record for consecutive wins to end the season.

The Sun also set franchise records for fewest losses (6) and best winning percentage (.8125). Additionally, the team's 26 wins tied the organization's record for most wins in a season (set in '05 & '06). Lastly, the Sun posted a franchise-best, and league best, 15-1 record at home.

The Sun are the top seed in the upcoming WNBA playoffs, and will host Games 1 and 2 of the best-of-five semifinals on Sept. 28 and 30 against a team to be determined. Both games will tip at 8 p.m. on ESPN.

In addition, Sun forward Jonquel Jones was named WNBA Eastern Conference of the Month for the third time this season and fourth time in her five-year career.

Jones averaged 15.4 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 blocked during the Suns 5-0 month, recording double-doubles in four of the five games.

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