As part of the Storm's 10th Anniversary celebration, the Storm put together a six-part documentary on Storm history to air during games at KeyArena. Here is the complete documentary.

PART ONE: 1999-2000

When the city of Seattle was awarded a WNBA expansion franchise in June 1999, there were no players nor even a team name. That meant CEO Karen Bryant and Head Coach Lin Dunn had to pound the pavement to get to 5,500 season-ticket deposits.

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PART TWO: 2001-02

A slow start for the Storm's franchise was part of the plan. Why? It allowed the team to draft No. 1 overall in consecutive drafts, taking Lauren Jackson and Sue Bird, the team's two cornerstones. In the third year of the Storm's existence, Bird and Jackson led a run that resulted in the Storm's first playoff berth.

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When Lin Dunn resigned as the Storm's head coach following the 2002 season, the team faced a critical decision in replacing her. In Anne Donovan, the Storm got a legendary coach who helped Lauren Jackson take her game to an MVP level during 2003. While the season ended in disappointment due to injuries, it set the table for what was to come.

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The process of building a franchise paid off at the ultimate level in the Storm's fifth season, as the additions of Betty Lennox and Sheri Sam helped propel the Storm to a WNBA championship following a dramatic WNBA Finals matchup with Connecticut. The Storm was the first major Seattle pro sports franchise to win a championship since the 1979 SuperSonics.

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PART FIVE: 2005-07

Despite losing several free agents after the championship, the Storm established a new starting five of Sue Bird, Betty Lennox, Iziane Castro Marques, Lauren Jackson and Janell Burse. The group led the Storm to three more playoff appearances, but failed to advance past the first round. Jackson earned her second MVP with a brilliant 2007 season while fans showed their support for keeping the Storm in Seattle.

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PART SIX: 2008-09

With the Storm's future in Seattle in jeopardy because of the impending move of the SuperSonics, four local businesswomen stepped up to form Force 10 Hoops L.L.C. and purchased the Storm to secure the team's future in Seattle. The addition of Brian Agler as head coach and several veteran stars led the Storm to a franchise record for wins in 2008.

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Also see: 10th Anniversary Homepage