Sydney Flames officials have broken their silence on bullying claims levelled against Australian basketball great Shane Heal who has filed Federal Court proceedings against the club.
Heal, who has been absent from his coaching role with the WNBL since January, filed the proceedings last week seeking penalties and orders preventing his termination.
The club launched an investigation after multiple players approached the club with bullying complaints against Heal in early January.
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Heal was suspended and his daughter, star player Shyla, has also left the club and joined the Townsville Fire while other players have had counselling provided by the Australian Basketball Players Association.
On Tuesday the Flames made their first comment by way of…