Mercury fire Todd Troxel in wake of assault charges

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Todd Troxel has been fired as assistant coach of the Phoenix Mercury after charges of disorderly conduct and misdemeanor assault.

Troxel is believed to have been involved in a “physical altercation” in the latter part of November with his fiancée at their home in Paradise Valley.

According to reports, his fiancée suffered a minor injury to one of her hands while that of Troxel’s was more serious.

Troxel, along with head coach Sandy Brondello, were previously assistants at UMMC Ekaterinburg.

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