05/03/2024
Fleur McIntyre. Picture: Sydney Kings

Fleur McIntyre. Picture: Sydney Kings

Highly-regarded Sydney Kings assistant coach Fleur McIntyre will join WNBA franchise Phoenix Mercury after the NBL24 campaign.

McIntyre has accepted a role as the assistant general manager of the Mercury, who are three-time WNBA champions.

“To be able to work in the WNBA is really exciting,” McIntyre told the Sydney Kings website.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve been back involved in women’s basketball but I’ve always followed the WNBA and certainly know the league and the players.

“After conversations with the Mercury, I asked the Kings ownership permission to interview with the club – which they allowed.

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“That led to me getting offered a job, which I’m really appreciative of.

“I also felt really emotional (and still do) at the possibility of leaving the Kings and this organisation and especially the players and coaching staff who I adore.”

McIntyre was appreciative of her time with the Kings, calling it a ‘privilege’.

“My time at Hoops Capital has provided me with experiences and opportunities I never thought possible,” she said.

“To be able to share, collaborate and learn from our coaches, our players, front office staff and ownership has provided invaluable experience but more importantly memories and friendships that will last forever.

“I will be forever grateful I walked into this organisation three years ago and to be embraced by the Sydney Kings and also the NBL.

“The support from our fans and to be able to share all the special moments with you is something I cherish. 

“But most of all I feel incredibly privileged that I have been on the court with people I love every single day for the last three years with this team.

“Thank you seems inadequate – but I’m hopeful it conveys how honoured I feel to have shared in your journey.”

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