This time Monk investigates the apparent accidental death of his assistant's daughter's high-school bball coach. The background conflict is Monks inability to have won anything throughout his life. Even to the point that his mother disqualified him during his only achievement of winning a musical chair contest! ;D
As always Monk battles through his neurosis piling up the clues as to whodunnit! However the final scene is quite predictable in that he ends up coaching the girls team in the winner-takes-all final, as the new coach (his assistant) is sent off for arguing with the coach. The twist is that she then finds the final clue that reveals who the killer is and the girls go on to win the match....
... or do they?!
Almost a classic episode. More of the same harmless fun please!