Brondello announced as new Opals coach
Basketball Australia is thrilled to announce the appointment of Sandy Brondello as the coach of the Australian Opals with the signing marking the start of the four-year road to the Tokyo Olympics.
"I am very honoured to be selected for the role of Opals head coach," Brondello said.
"I am beyond excited about the opportunity and I look forward to being back with the Opals team and building towards success in Tokyo.”
Brondello brings a wealth of experience to the role through her time at the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA, a team she led to the Championship in 2014 when she was also named the league's Coach of the Year.
Her commitment to the Mercury will remain, with Basketball Australia and Phoenix agreeing to terms which will allow Brondello to share her time appropriately.
“We are enormously grateful for the support of the Mercury organisation in Sandy’s appointment” said Basketball Australia CEO, Anthony Moore.
“This is a fantastic acquisition for the Opals with Sandy owning an intimate knowledge of both the Opals and the international game. We are confident this will ensure we remain as one of the top basketball countries in the world.”
Brondello will commence in the role as head coach of the Opals from 1 May.