Sandy Brondello wins the Coach of the Year honors in WNBA. Sandy Brondello guided the Phoenix Mercury to the best record in WNBA history. Brondello also won in a landslide, garnering 33 of the 38 votes.

Together with UMMC(Russia) as a Coach she extended their Russian basketball dominance. The Ekaterinburg powerhouse claimed the sixth straight PBL title. They overcame Nadezhda 63-58 in Orenburg to complete the sweep of the championship series early in April.