Mercury ready for title defense on FOX Sports Arizona

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Mercury hoisted the 2014 WNBA Championship trophy last September and are in training camp preparing for the start of the 2015 season. Fans will be able to get a preview of this year’s team on FOX Sports Arizona with the debut of the 2015 Phoenix Mercury Preseason Special at 9 p.m. Thursday.

The special will feature exclusive interviews with members of the Mercury and an in-depth look at the 2015 roster from the 2014 WNBA Coach of the Year Sandy Brondello. Insight from general manager Jim Pitman also will be a part of the show as the team looks to defend its title.

In addition to its debut time slot, the show will air on FOX Sports Arizona at the following times: 11 p.m. Thursday, 10:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 10:30 p.m. Sunday, 5:30 p.m. Monday, 5 p.m. June 2, 5 p.m. June 4 and 5:30 p.m. June 6.

Brondello leads All-Star Candice Dupree and the three-time WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year DeWanna Bonner as the Mercury open defense of their title on June 5 at 7 p.m. against the San Antonio Stars at US Airways Center.