I just wanted to be part of something bigger. Thompson is confident their chemistry built makes them a better team in and that will begin to show now in the run into the playoffs.
She decided that moving to Perth would be the right thing to do in terms of her children before having anything basketball-related lined up, but she had enjoyed her time west as a player and was happy to give it a go again. The return cugars Perth for Thompson, who had played with the Perth Lynx during her WNBL career, tkwnsville on the back of quite the rollercoaster at the South East Queensland Stars where she had been assistant to Shane Heal, but then became head coach amongst the turmoil.
Thompson had coached against her ly and knew of her talent, continued to be impressed with what she delivered at Stirling last year and upon being appointed head coach at Cockburn, the call to Lee was one of the very first ones that she made. Thompson came to Cockburn last year and was assistant coach to John Triscari on a team that finished the regular season in eighth position and took it up to the eventual champion Perry Lakes Hawks, but ultimately lost in two games in the quarter finals.
I always find myself at these clubs that seem to be rebuilding or need that something a little bit different.