Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Washington Mystics head coach Trudi Lacey will not have her contract renewed, the team announced on Monday.
Lacey also had served as the Mystics' general manager, and the team said a search to fill the roles will begin immediately.
"We are looking forward to a fresh start with our core returning players, a high draft pick that will yield an impact player and a new direction in basketball operations," said Mystics president and managing partner Sheila C. Johnson. "Everyone in our organization recognizes how frustrating the season has been and would like to thank our fans for their support. We thank Trudi for her dedicated work and wish her well in her future endeavors."
The Mystics lost their final 13 games to finish with a league-worst 5-29 record this season.
Lacey was named the team's general manager and head coach on November 25, 2010.