The Sky Sport Breakers are set to announce another change in their coaching ranks, with Chanel Pompallier set to be unveiled as the team's newest addition.
Pompallier will join the ranks as an assistant coach, becoming the first female coach in the ANBL club's history, and will begin work alongside director of basketball Dan Shamir and assistant coach Mody Moar in preparing the roster for next season.
She moves into the role in place of Zico Coronel, who manned the post for one season. The club announced the news at a press conference on Wednesday, but did not discuss the details around Coronel's exit from the role.
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"We're definitely not closing the door on that. We are friends," Shamir said of Coronel.
"We have a different mix in how we build it right now. We're looking to build the right pieces. There a business side to it which we're not going to get into to much detail with, but right now this is who we added and we're not done, I think we;re going to add a few more."
Speaking about the change to the coaching staff, Breakers guard Corey Webster said it was a great move for the team to appoint Pompallier.
"She's got a great basketball IQ and knows the game very well and she will bring that," Webster said.
"Obviously she will be there to learn and what a great coaching path to learn from with Dan and Mody there who have an enormous basketball IQ, have coached at the highest levels and have a lot to teach so she will be learning from them and she will just be working hard every day, learning along the way and work hard next to everyone else.
"She just knows the game really well, she's played it her whole life, been around it her whole life, I think the bigger thing for her will be just learning under Dan and Mody and helping out where she can."