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August 10, 2014 at 10:22 PM

VIDEO: Sue Bird outplays Skylar Diggins to help Seattle beat Tulsa

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…


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July 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Tanisha Wright bobblehead part of Storm ticket deals

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…


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June 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Storm submits five players for the WNBA All-Star ballot; voting opens Tuesday

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…


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April 10, 2014 at 11:25 AM

EuroLeague Final Eight semifinals set; Tanisha Wright’s Kayseri knocked out (VIDEO)

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…


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April 7, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Camille Little, Tanisha Wright drop EuroLeague Final Eight opener

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…


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March 20, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Storm guard Tanisha Wright: “Winning is winning.”

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…


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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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October 3, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Storm 2013 Exit Interviews: Tanisha Wright moved into co-captain role


Storm G Tanisha Wright (30) high-fives teammates
PHOTO: Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times

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.


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September 20, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Storm guard Tanisha Wright named to All-WNBA Defensive first team


Storm star Tanisha Wright
PHOTO: Storm team photographer Neil Enns

Many disagreed with my selection of Storm G Tanisha Wright for All-WNBA first team, but, as the coaches see, the co-captain is one of the better defenders in the league. And, if I’m picking a first squad, I want a true, lock-down defender in my starting rotation. I’ll let the league press release break it down.

As a side note, Chicago F Elena Delle Donne is the 2013 Rookie of the Year while teammate Sylvia Fowles was named Defensive Player of the Year. Washington coach Mike Thibault is expected to be named Coach of the Year on Saturday when his team hosts Atlanta in Game 2 of its opening round series. Forwards Swin Cash (Chicago) and Tamika Catchings (Indiana) were the 2013 recipients of the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award. On Thursday, the WNBA awarded Candace Parker as the 2013 MVP.

Congrats to all, especially Wright.

Tanisha Wright Named to 2013 WNBA All-Defensive First Team

Fourth Career Honor for Storm Guard


SEATTLETanisha Wright has been named to the 2013 WNBA All-Defensive First Team, the league announced today.

Wright, who is known for her lockdown defense, was selected to the First Team for the fourth time in her career. She was also designated with the honor in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 seasons.


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