Storm Waives Brown and Frierson

May 12, 2005

SEATTLE - The Seattle Storm today requested waivers on 6-2 forwards Trina Frierson and Dionne Brown.

Frierson, a member of the 2004 WNBA Champion Storm appeared in five games over the course of the season and averaged 4.4 minutes, 1.4 points and 1.0 rebounds per game. She was selected with the Storm's second-round pick (19th overall) in the 2004 WNBA Draft. Frierson had two points in the Storm's exhibition opener on Saturday against the New York Liberty.

Brown signed with Seattle as a free agent on April 20, 2005. A Baylor product, Brown did not score but had four rebounds and two steals against the Liberty.

There are now 12 players in Storm training camp

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The Storm conclude its preseason schedule on Saturday, May 14 at 7 p.m. against the Sacramento Monarchs at KeyArena.

Single-game tickets for Storm games can be purchased through TicketMaster by logging on to or calling 1-877-WNBA-TIX. Storm tickets are also available at the Sonics & Storm Team Shop located at 312 First Ave on KeyArena’s West Plaza.

The defending WNBA Champion Storm will open their 2005 season on ABC-TV against their Western Conference rival Los Angeles Sparks at KeyArena on Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m. The following weekend, Seattle will host the Houston Comets on Friday, May 27 and the San Antonio Silver Stars on Sunday, May 29.

In the season opener against the Sparks, the 2004 WNBA Championship banner will be raised to the KeyArena rafters. The festivities will also feature Storm players receiving their championship rings.

The Seattle Sonics & Storm manages the Puget Sound region’s professional basketball franchises – the NBA’s Seattle SuperSonics and the WNBA’s Seattle Storm. The organization oversees all sales, marketing, finance, public relations and basketball operations for the teams. The Basketball Club of Seattle LLC owns both teams.