“A good friend of mine, Lori Chizik, and another person who was to become a good friend, Linda Perry, both talked to me about the possibility of coaching the Boomers,” Molloy told the club website.
“I thought, I’ll do it for a year and see where things sit after that. It’s now seven years later and I’m still here.”
Molloy has the Boomers performing strongly this season as they enter the round in second place on the ladder with a 6-2 [win-loss] record while the Flames have fallen to 2-6 after an injury-hit start to the season.
Former Boomers great Katrina Hibbert will appear in her home city as a senior WNBL coach for the first time while the Flames also have several past Boomers on their roster including Britt Smart, Alice Kunek and Shanae Greaves.
The Flames have some dangerous offensive talents in Ally Wilson, Colleen Planeta and Kunek while the battle inside between Lauren Scherf and Boomers centre Ezi Magbegor should be a good one.
The Boomers host Sydney University Flames at the State Basketball Centre on Saturday at 7.35pm AEDT.