College - Florida
Bridget Pettis begins her second season as an assistant coach in Phoenix and her eighth season with the Mercury as a player or coach. Pettis also serves as the teamís director of player and fan development.
A nine-year veteran of the WNBA, Pettis was an original member of the inaugural Mercury club in 1997, selected by the team with the seventh pick in the 1997 Elite Draft. The University of Florida product played in a club-record 154 consecutive games from 1997-2001 and owns career averages of 6.2 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists in 228 career games.
Pettis, who returned to play for the Mercury in 2006 before retiring midway through the season, was honored along with former teammates Michele Timms and Jennifer Gillom and former coach Cheryl Miller with a banner that hangs permanently in US Airways Center. The ceremony was held at halftime of the Mercuryís June 6, 2006 game vs. Sacramento.
Pettis played 14 years internationally in Italy, Turkey and Spain.