Series Note: The Storm did not advance to the postseason for the first time since 2003. The team held its exit interviews in August. This is the final entry in a 12-player series that featured conversations from the Seattle roster. In a new move, the WNBA held the draft lottery four days after Seattle…More
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Cue the Bee Gees cause the Storm (12-20) is staying alive in the playoff hunt. All-star point guard Sue Bird shined, finishing with 22 points, making 4 of 6 three-pointers, to help Seattle win, 74-68, against Tulsa on Sunday. Seattle guard Tanisha Wright made the late defensive stops against Shock all-star PG Skylar Diggins to seal…More
San Antonio lost its past two games and Los Angeles lost to Tulsa on Tuesday, keeping the door cracked for Seattle to make a WNBA-record 11th playoff appearance. The Storm (10-20) has four games remaining and is 3.5-games behind the Stars (13-16) and Sparks (13-16) for one of the final two playoff spots…More
The coolest part of the Storm’s new season-ticket sales launch isn’t mentioned in the release. The first 2,000 to renew get a Tanisha Wright bobblehead doll, the “Decade of Defense” edition. Smart of the Storm to tie her bobblehead to this ticket promo. Storm Crazies have been waiting for this honor for Wright for about…More
WNBA All-Star voting opens Tuesday at 11am PDT and concludes July 2. Fans have to vote for a traditional “starting five,” the Storm submitting Sue Bird, Tanisha Wright, Camille Little, Crystal Langhorne and Shekinna Stricklen as part of the official 60-player ballot representing the 12 WNBA teams. The WNBA will announce the All-Star starters on…More
Storm G Tanisha Wright had a solid third quarter and her Turkish club even made a splashy three-pointer to tie the game with 3.3 seconds left, but it wasn’t enough to advance out of pool play in the EuroLeague Final Eight. Wright finished with 11 points, six rebounds and five assists for Kayseri Kaski…More
Storm stars Camille Little and Tanisha Wright helped lead their Turkish team to a club-first EuroLeague Final Eight appearance held in Ekaterinburg this week. It’s also Wright and Little’s first time playing with the club, Kayseri Kaski spor. The team opened pool play Monday against Turkish rival Fenerbahce, which features WNBA All-Stars Cappie…More
Storm stars Tanisha Wright and Camille Little did what was needed to help their Turkish team Kayseri Kaski spor advance to the prestigious EuroLeague Final Eight. Kayseri defeated Beretta Famila Schio 63-61 on Wednesday to clinch the deciding game in the best-of-three ELW series. Wright had 19 points and seven rebounds while Little…More
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…More
Series Note: The Storm was swept in the opening-round of the WNBA playoffs by Minnesota on Sept. 22. Game 2 was played at the Tacoma Dome due to a scheduling conflict at the team’s KeyArena court by one of its sponsors, Microsoft. Minnesota went on to win the Western Conference championship as Seattle players dispersed to offseason destinations the following days after holding exit interviews with coaches and the media. This series will feature conversations from the 11-player roster.
The WNBA offseason won’t feel as long given news the league should generate on the business side. The league’s collective-bargaining agreement expired Sept. 30 and a new agreement will need to be in place before free-agency can open as tentatively slated in February. The 2014 WNBA schedule likely will be moved up to accommodate for the 2014 FIBA World Championships in Turkey from Sept. 27-Oct. 5.
Storm-wise, the team could remain the same in 2014. Here’s a conversation with G Tanisha Wright, who took on the co-captain role as franchise leaders PG Sue Bird (knee) and C Lauren Jackson (hamstring) rehabilitated offseason surgeries. Wright, 29, was named to the All-WNBA Defensive First-Team. A 5-foot-11 slasher, she averaged 11.9 points, 4.1 assists and 3.7 rebounds as she split offensive duties with PG Temeka Johnson. Wright also started a namesake blog during the season.
Seattle Times: It hasn’t been 24-hours since the loss, but how do you look back at the series with Minnesota?
Wright: The only thing for me is I’m not disappointed. I’m not disappointed in the effort. I’m not disappointed in the season. Being a competitor, you want to continue to play and play for a championship. But I think the effort that we’ve given this year (compared to) the expectations, we’ve exceed the box that people put us in. I’m happy with that. We exceed people’s expectations and met our own expectations.More