By virtue of their respective teams having the two best records in the WNBA, the Phoenix Mercury’s Sandy Brondello and the Seattle Storm’s Dan Hughes will be the two head coaches for this month’s All-Star Game in Minneapolis.
Through June 12, Hughes’ Storm have made a major step into the WNBA’s elite with a mark of 15-6. He will coach the team that is led by the All-Star Game’s leading vote-getter. Brondello, by virtue of her team having the second-best record in the league through June 13 will coach the team that will be led by the second-highest vote-getter.
Brondello was the head coach for the 2015 All-Star Game when the Western Conference defeated the Eastern Conference by a final of 117-112.
This year’s All-Star Game will be the first under the event’s new format where the top two vote-receivers will draft teams as opposed to the traditional East vs. West format.
The 22 players selected for the All-Star Game are slated to be announced on Tuesday.