Former WNBA player Dydek suffers heart attack



BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Former WNBA player Margo Dydek has suffered a heart attack and is in a medically induced coma in a Brisbane hospital.

Basketball Australia said Friday that the 37-year-old Poland-born Dydek, who played for the Utah Starzz, San Antonio Silver Stars, Connecticut Sun and Los Angeles Sparks, suffered the heart attack on Thursday.

Dydek, who is pregnant with her third child, had been working as a coach for the Northside Wizards in the Queensland Basketball League. She collapsed at her home in Brisbane and was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

The 7-foot-2 Dydek was once said to be the tallest active professional female basketball player in the world.