Margo Dydek

May 22, 2011 by staff 

Margo DydekMargo Dydek, Former WNBA player Margo Dydek has suffered a heart attack and is in an induced coma in a hospital in Brisbane. Basketball Australia said Friday that the 37-year-old Polish-born Dydek suffered a heart attack on Thursday. She collapsed at her home in Brisbane and was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

Dydek, who is pregnant with her third child, had been working as coach of the Northside Wizards Basketball League in Queensland.

She was the No. 1 draft pick in the 1998 WNBA Utah Starzz. She also played for San Antonio, Connecticut and Los Angeles.

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

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