Bridget Pettis Steps Away as Sky Assistant Coach

CHICAGO – The Chicago Sky announced today that Bridget Pettis has stepped away from her position as assistant coach.

“We will miss Bridget and wish her well in her future endeavors,” said Sky General Manager and Head Coach James Wade. “With everything that has happened in 2020, this has been a rocky year for everyone, but we will do as everyone else has continued to do, and that is continue to push forward. We look forward to coming together as a group and doing what we love down in Florida.”

Pettis came out of retirement to accept her role on Wade’s coaching staff in January 2018 following a 20-year WNBA career. Originally a first-round pick (No. 7 overall) drafted by the Phoenix Mercury in the league’s inaugural 1997 season, she played professionally for eight seasons with the Mercury and Indiana Fever, before beginning her coaching career as an assistant with Phoenix in 2006.

Wade will be joined by remaining assistant coaches Olaf Lange and Emre Vatansever for the upcoming 2020 WNBA season at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.