Sparks hire assistant Bridget Pettis

Updated: May 27, 2013, 1:04 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Sparks have hired Bridget Pettis as an assistant, replacing Jim Lewis, who left the team for family reasons.

The team announced Tuesday that Olaf Lange and Gail Goestenkors are joining as consultants.

Pettis spent 12 years in the league as a player, an assistant coach and director of basketball operations for the Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever. She retired from her front-office job with the Mercury in 2011.

Lange has 18 years of coaching experience, ...

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