(Photo : Sarah Stier/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NEW YORK – New York Liberty head coach Sandy Brondello reacts within the second quarter in opposition to the Las Vegas Aces throughout Game Four of the 2023 WNBA Finals at Barclays Center on October 18, 2023 in New York City.
New York Liberty head coach Sandy Brondello remains to be reeling from her group’s loss within the current 2023 WNBA Finals, significantly within the title-clinching Game 4 thriller the place they misplaced by solely some extent and missed a possible game-winner.
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“I haven’t rewatched the game. I probably won’t for months. Nothing I can do now… we all could’ve done things better, but it doesn’t matter now… the last 24 hours, I just tried to stay distracted…because it hurts. But that’s sport, isn’t it,” the Australian tactician mentioned.
The 55-year-old took over the Liberty in January 2022 after spending the earlier eight seasons as the top coach of the Phoenix Mercury from 2014 to 2021, successful a title in her first season.
Following the acquisition of star Breanna Stewart in the course of the offseason, New York concluded the 2023 season with a 32-8 document, the second-best within the league after the Aces. Stewart additionally bagged her second WNBA MVP award final month.
This exceptional turnaround occurred only one yr after the Liberty had a 16-20 document and clinched the seventh seed within the playoffs in 2022.
Breana Stewart’s future
The Liberty plans to designate Breanna Stewart as a core participant to stop her from changing into an unrestricted free agent, as per common supervisor Jonathan Kolb.
The reigning WNBA MVP could be unable to immediately signal a contract with one other group after being cored.
The 29-year-old’s choices could be to signal a core qualifying supply, which generally entails a one-year supermax contract, or negotiate various phrases.
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