A familiar face will stay on the sidelines for the Phoenix Mercury, as the franchise has announced a new multi-year contract extension for head coach Sandy Brondello. Her coaching duties will remain the same, as well as being the vice president of player personnel with Phoenix. Brondello has been with Phoenix since 2013.
In a press release, Brondello shared her excitement on staying with the Mercury.
“I’m very excited to continue to be the head coach of the Phoenix Mercury. I appreciate the organization believing in me as a coach and the vision I have for this team moving forward. Together with Jim Pitman we will work hard to ensure we improve on the season we had this year and to bring another championship to the best fans in the WNBA.”
Pitman, the General Manager for Phoenix, knows Brondello is a great fit for the Mercury on and off the court:
“In three years as the head coach of this team, Sandy has been exactly the leader, communicator and winner that we thought she would be when she was hired in 2013. More than the wins and the awards, she is a part of the Mercury family and fully committed to helping us sustain and grow our franchise, our league, and the game of women’s basketball. We are very happy to have Sandy, her husband Olaf, and their children, Brody and Jayda, with the Mercury longterm.”