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Locked on Women’s Basketball: Can New York Liberty reach WNBA playoffs? Sandy Brondello and Natasha Howard weigh in

It’s time for another episode of the Locked on Women’s Basketball podcast. This episode features host Howard Megdal and The Next‘s New York Liberty beat reporter Jackie Powell. Sandy Brondello, Natasha Howard and Marine Johannès weigh in following the end of a difficult three camp days in a row, a 78-69 loss to the Washington Mystics. Jackie and Howard discuss what’s gone wrong and how the team views the road ahead.
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Bec Allen returning to Liberty ‘will be an easy integration,’ says Sandy Brondello

Bec Allen is officially back in New York. The 6′2″ Liberty guard returned from her overseas commitment with Valencia Basket Club and was in town on Sunday, according to head coach Sandy Brondello. She won’t start to get minutes in games with the Liberty until their Tuesday re-match with the Connecticut Sun, meaning a quick turnaround for Allen. The coach expects that transition to be fairly ...

Liberty season preview: Sandy Brondello takes over looking to return to playoffs

Are the Liberty on the express track to becoming a playoff fixture? Or are they going to get stuck in the station at Atlantic Avenue on the way to becoming a real contender in the ultracompetitive WNBA? Last year, the Liberty snuck into the playoffs as the No. 8 seed on the final day of the season despite finishing with a 12-20 record and winning just two of their final 13 games. Then they nearly eliminated the Finals-bound Mercury in a first-round, single-elimination nail-biter. It was a year of growth and cultivating chemistry on the roster, and the Liberty plan to build...

Opals coach Sandy Brondello moves on from Liv Cambage for World Cup

Australian women's basketball coach Sandy Brondello will not attempt to woo Liz Cambage back for the World Cup but says she will keep an eye on Lauren Jackson's basketball return. Brondello is coaching the Opals in Serbia's World Cup qualifying event, Australia going down to the hosts on Sunday morning...

Hiring Sandy Brondello raises the Liberty’s ceiling

The Hybrid Rebuild is over. Liberty GM Jonathan Kolb confirmed that on Friday when the team introduced their new head coach Sandy Brondello, the ninth head coach in franchise history. “So if you’re asking to retire it, I think you can,” he said of the term he used to describe...

New York Liberty Hire Sandy Brondello as Head Coach

The New York Liberty have hired former WNBA player Sandy Brondello to be their new head coach, following the departure of Walt Hopkins after two seasons. Previously, Brondello served as head coach of the Phoenix Mercury for eight seasons. She was quickly picked up by The Liberty when her contract was not renewed.

Sandy Brondello Hired as New York Liberty Coach

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty have hired Sandy Brondello as their new coach. Brondello led the Mercury to the WNBA Finals this year, and then parted ways with the team in the offseason. She had a 150-108 record in eight seasons with Phoenix, making the playoffs every year. She replaces Walt Hopkins, who left the Liberty last month after helping the team reach the playoffs. New York lost to Brondello’s Mercury in the first round on a last-second shot.

New York Liberty introduce Sandy Brondello as new head coach

Sandy Brondello said the New York Liberty head-coaching position is as close to a dream job as she could have asked for after parting ways with the Phoenix Mercury. Brondello, who won a title and made another WNBA Finals appearance in her eight seasons in Phoenix, was officially announced as the Liberty's new coach Friday. New York is an original WNBA franchise that started in 1997 but is still looking for its first championship.

How Sandy Brondello can help the New York Liberty win their first WNBA title

A month after parting ways with the Phoenix Mercury, Sandy Brondello is back in charge of a WNBA team. Brondello was introduced Friday as coach of the New York Liberty. Brondello, 53, knows the WNBA inside and out. The Australia native played for five seasons in the league, beginning in 1998. She has been a WNBA head coach or assistant since 2005, working in San Antonio, Los Angeles and Phoenix. She is 164-128 as a head coach, with a 24-21 playoff record. The Mercury made the playoffs in each of Brondello's eight seasons, highlighted by the 2014 WNBA championship.

Sandy Brondello named head coach of the New York Liberty

After parting ways with the Phoenix Mercury last month, Sandy Brondello lands in New York. The coaching veteran takes over the Liberty with 17 years of coaching experience as a head coach and assistant. Under her charge, the Mercury won the 2014 WNBA Championship. However, in early December 2021, the Mercury decided not to renew her contract.