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April 15, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Storm coach Brian Agler talks rookies; Tianna Hawkins responds to being traded

Storm coach Brian Agler sounded defensive when I suggested he plays more to win now and doesn’t prefer true rookies on his WNBA team. It’s what the facts show when looking at his history since being hired in 2008. Only one draft pick remains after Agler, who’s also the team’s general manager, traded F…

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0 Comments | More in Storm, WNBA, WNBA Draft | Topics: Brian Agler, Crystal Langhorne, Tianna Hawkins

March 24, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Mailbag: Forward Camille Little corresponds about re-signing with the Storm

Storm F Camille Little re-signed with Seattle on Monday. It’s a multiyear deal but terms of the deal were not immediately released. Little, a full-time starter since she was traded to Seattle from Atlanta in 2008, was a key member of the Storm’s 2010 WNBA championship team. The 6-foot-2 North Carolina native didn’t miss a…

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March 12, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Storm’s Tanisha Wright nears triple-double in EuroLeague first-round playoff win

Storm stars Tanisha Wright and Camille Little are making a little history for their Turkish team during the WNBA offseason. They didn’t aim to play together for Kayseri Kaski spor this winter but their respective agents were able to work deals that ended up with them both headed to Turkey and they’re continuing their…

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0 Comments | More in Overseas Hoops, Storm, Video | Topics: Camille Little, Tanisha Wright, Tianna Hawkins

February 12, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Storm makes it official, All-Star Lauren Jackson will miss the 2014 WNBA season

From the Storm: Lauren Jackson to Miss 2014 Storm Season Jackson to rehab right knee, left Achilles SEATTLE – Following Monday’s surgery on Lauren Jackson’s right knee and left Achilles, the Seattle Storm and Jackson have announced that she will not return to Seattle for the 2014 Storm season. “I’m so sad that I can’t play this year…

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0 Comments | More in Overseas Hoops, Storm | Topics: Brian Agler, Karen Bryant, Lauren Jackson

February 11, 2014 at 6:21 AM

Australian star Lauren Jackson’s open letter to fans regarding latest surgeries

Storm All-Star Lauren Jackson underwent successful knee and Achilles surgery late Monday in Melbourne. The injuries were discovered while playing in China and she’s expected to need a four-month recovery in order to extend her career until she’s 40. But that means she’ll likely miss a second WNBA season, which opens training…

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0 Comments | More in Overseas Hoops, Storm, WNBA | Topics: Brian Agler, Lauren Jackson, Tamika Catchings

February 7, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Seattle Center now women’s pro sports hub with Storm, Reign FC

The Storm has a new Seattle Center neighbor. Seattle’s burgeoning pro soccer team, Reign FC, will play at Memorial Stadium. It announced a multi-year contract Thursday to host home matches at the facility, partnering with Seattle Public Schools to renovate the locker rooms and make other improvements to the venue named in…

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0 Comments | More in Olympics, Storm | Topics: Lauren Jackson, Sue Bird

February 6, 2014 at 2:58 PM

WNBA released its 2014 schedule; Storm tips 15th season on May 16

From the Storm: Seattle Storm Announces 2014 Schedule Home slate features 10 weekend games SEATTLE – The Storm will tip off its 2014 campaign versus Los Angeles at KeyArena on May 16. The 2014 Seattle Storm schedule, announced by the WNBA on Thursday, features three home games against the Sparks and two trips from both the reigning…

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January 13, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Local stars Sue Bird, Courtney Vandersloot and Briann January in USA national team pool

BasketballFrom USA Basketball:

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 13, 2014) – Including 14 Olympic and/or FIBA World Championship gold medalists, the 33-player 2014-16 USA Basketball Women’s National Team pool, from which the 2014 USA World Championship Team and, if the U.S. qualifies, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team will be selected, was announced today. The USA National Team pool will be fluid, and athletes may be added at any time by the USA Basketball Women’s National Team Player Selection Committee.

Highlighting the returning veterans are three-time Olympic gold medalists Sue Bird (Seattle Storm), Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever) and Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury); two-time Olympic gold medalists Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx), Sylvia Fowles (Chicago Sky) and Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks); 2012 Olympic gold medalists Tina Charles (Connecticut Sun), Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream), Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx) and Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx); and Kara Lawson (Connecticut Sun) and Cappie Pondexter (New York Liberty), who were members of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team. Further, Jayne Appel (San Antonio Silver Stars) and Candice Dupree (Phoenix Mercury), members of the 2010 USA World Championship Team that won gold, have been named to the pool.

Also named to the 2013-16 USA National Team roster were: DeWanna Bonner (Phoenix Mercury), Elena Delle Donne (Chicago Sky), Skylar Diggins (Tulsa Shock), Stefanie Dolson (University of Connecticut), Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury), Lindsey Harding (Los Angeles Sparks), Briann January (Indiana Fever), Glory Johnson (Tulsa Shock), Jantel Lavender (Los Angeles Sparks), Kayla McBride (University of Notre Dame), Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (University of Connecticut), Nnemkadi Ogwumike (Los Angeles Sparks), Danielle Robinson (San Antonio Silver Stars), Odyssey Sims (Baylor University), Breanna Stewart (University of Connecticut), Alyssa Thomas (University of Maryland), Courtney Vandersloot (Chicago Sky), Monica Wright (Minnesota Lynx) and Sophia Young (San Antonio Silver Stars).

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0 Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Olympics, Storm | Topics: briann January, Courtney Vandersloot, Sue Bird

January 12, 2014 at 8:35 AM

WNBA to find its heart in San Fransisco (Bay Area)?

WNBANew2Watching recent WNBA news swirl the past week about the loss of the Los Angeles Sparks owners seems like most feel the league is one Tinseltown from becoming Bikini Basketball — some obscure version of hoops never to be heard of again.

A league spokesperson on Friday told The Seattle Times there is no update to report. The WNBA hasn’t even acknowledged the story on its website and the Sparks’ site streams along as if nothing has happened, Ticketmaster allowing you to purchase packages, too.

LA’s last tweet on its Twitter account was Dec. 27 asking for more followers. The Sparks have more than 28,000 as of Sunday morning.

Everyone, including Storm co-owner Lisa Brummel, states the league was blindsided by the dropout, so it’s natural some details haven’t been broached. Like the NBA, the WNBA doesn’t open its books, so none publicly knows the real financial state of the league. A major television network has even dumped money in a failed league before (XFL anyone?), so ESPN investing in the WNBA through the 2022 season doesn’t cement stability.

Still, the WNBA isn’t going to crumble without LA. The NFL surely didn’t.

There’s a passionate fan base that’s started a petition to keep the team in the city. But honestly, the WNBA has long needed to return to the Bay Area.

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0 Comments | More in Storm, WNBA | Topics: Brian Agler, Jenny Boucek, Stanford

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