Silver Stars fire first-year coach Brondello after losing season

The San Antonio Silver Stars have fired coach Sandy Brondello after debuting with a losing record and quick playoff exit in her first season.

The Silver Stars made the announcement Monday. The team went 14-20 under Brondello before being swept by Phoenix in the first round of the playoffs.

Assistant coach Olaf Lange, who is also Brondello's husband, was also let go.

It was the second straight losing season for the Silver Stars after reaching the WNBA Finals in 2008.

R.C. Buford, president of sports franchises for Spurs Sports & Entertainment, said the team will likely see what unfolds in the WNBA this offseason before searching for a replacement.