Sandy Brondello Is the Australian Women’s Basketball Coach and the current coach of the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA in Florida. Sandy played 302 games for her country, which remains the third highest total in Opals history. During her 17 years of playing with the Opals she competed at four world championship tournaments and four Olympic Games, medalling at three of them. She played ten seasons for the Brisbane Blaze in the WNBL and was named the player of the year in 1992 and MVP 1995. She also played in a German league team from 1992-2002, and in 1998 she was drafted into the WNBA where she played for five years. Sandy was inducted into the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. She has been coaching in the WNBA since 2005 and in her first year coaching the Mercury she was awarded the WNBA Coach of the Year for her history making season.

Duration: 19 mins

Hosts: Ella Smith & Georgina Mallon.

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