WNBA calling Seattle
Karen Bryant
Lin Dunn
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Seattle Storm name tag
storm and sonics logo
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Getting over the hump
Lauren Jackson drafted
2001 WNBA All-Star game
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WNBA Playoffs
anne donovan
MVP trophey
2004 WNBA Championship
Tanisha Wright
Dynamic Duo - Lauren Jackson and Sue Bird
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Swin Cash wins All-Star Game MVP
2010 Seattle Storm Championship
sue bird, lauren jackson, katie smith
Tina Thompson

January 9, 2008

Following Anne Donovan's resignation, Karen Bryant hired Brian Agler as the team's new head coach and general manager. Agler didn't waste any time beefing up his roster, adding legend Swin Cash and Sheryl Swoopes. Agler previously coached the Columbus Quest of the ABL and was the first head coach of the Minnesota Lynx. Brian's Bio

Agler's Additions

February 27, 2012

The Storm signs legendary guard Tina Thompson, who announced her retirement the following season. Thompson averaged 14 points per game in 20013, filling the void left by injured Bird and Jackson. Thompson was the first player ever drafted to the WNBA, and up until last season she was the only player to play in every WNBA season. She is a two-time gold medalist and four-time WNBA champion with the Houston Comets. For more, check out our Tina Thompson Tribute page.

July 23, 2011

Sue Bird, Lauren Jackson and recently acquired Katie Smith are recognized by the WNBA as three of the top 15 players in league history. Click here for the complete list of players.

WNBA top 15

brian agler coach of the year

September 2, 2010

The Storm finished the season with a record setting and franchise best 28-6 record, including a record setting perfect 17-0 mark at KeyArena. The regular season, however, was just the beginning. In addition to Jackson's third MVP, Brian Agler earns Coach of the Year honors.

September 16, 2010

Storm 87, Atlanta 84 - Seattle wins series 3-0

Seattle defeats the Atlanta Dream, 87-84 to win the 2010 WNBA Championship. Lauren Jackson wins Finals MVP as the Storm sweep the Fever 3 games to none. For more, check out the 2010 WNBA Finals Breakdown.

2010 Championship Photo & Video Gallery

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July 15, 2009

Swin Cash is named All-Star Game MVP following the West's 130-118 win over the East. Cash led all scorers with 22 points.

January 8, 2008

Force 10 Hoops L.L.C. announces its intentions to purchase the Storm, and save it from leaving to Oklahoma City with the Sonics. With the Sonics' fate already sealed, Force 10 Hoops was able to swoop in and keep the Storm in Seattle.

February 18, 2008

The WNBA Board of Governors officially approves the sale of the Seattle Storm to Force 10 Hoops. Click here for more on Force 10 Hoops.

Force 10 Hoops Ownership Group

September 5, 2007

Lauren Jackson adds more hardware to the trophy case, winning the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.

July 12, 2006

Sue Bird and Lauren Jackson join 8 other greats as part of the WNBA All-Decade Team. Click here for the complete list of players.

all-decade team

April 16, 2005

The Storm selects Tanisha Wright with the 12th overall selection in the 2005 WNBA Draft. While playing guard at Penn State, Wright won Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honors an unprecedented 3 straight times. Tanisha's Bio

Wright Photo Gallery

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October 12, 2004

Storm 74, Sun 60

The Storm defeats the Connecticut Sun 74-60 to win its first WNBA Championship. Seattle won the best-of-three series 2-1, after finishing the season with a 20-14 record. Betty Lennox was named the Finals MVP after averaging 22 points per game. For more, check out the 2004 WNBA Finals Breakdown.

2004 Championship Photos

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September 14, 2003

Lauren Jackson becomes the first Storm player to win WNBA MVP. She was the first non-American and youngest player ever to win MVP. This was the first of three MVP awards for Jackson. She also won in 2007 and 2010.

lauren jackson winning the wnba mvp in 2003, 2007 and 2010

December 18, 2002

The Storm announces the hiring of Anne Donovan as the team's new head coach. She replaces Lin Dunn, who resigned in September of 2002. Donovan was inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995, and as part of the inaugural class of Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999. Anne's Bio

August 15, 2002

Storm lose its first-ever playoff game, 78-61 to the LA Sparks. Seattle would get swept in the first round to LA, losing the series 2-games to none.

lauren jackson and lisa leslie during the playoffs

April 19, 2002

The Storm selects Sue Bird (UConn) with the number one overall pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft. Bird won two National Championships with the Huskies, and remains the NCAA's top three point (45.9%) and free throw (89.2%) shooter. In her rookie season, Bird was selected as a starter on the 2002 WNBA Western Conference All-Star team in Washington, D.C. Bird's Bio

Bird Photo Gallery

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July 11, 2001

Lauren Jackson is named a reserve to the Western Conference team at the 2001 WNBA All-Star Game in Orlando, Florida, becoming the first player in Storm history to receive the distinction. Jackson finished her rookie campaign as the team leader in points (15.2), rebounds (6.7), blocks (2.21), steals (1.86), and minutes (34.5).

lauren jackson

April 20, 2001

The Storm selects 19-year-old Australian, Lauren Jackson, with the first overall pick in the WNBA draft. Jackson led her Australian team to the silver medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Lauren's Bio

LJ Photo Gallery

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June 9, 2000

Storm 67, Sting 62

After starting the season 0-4, the Storm captures its first-ever victory with a 67-62 win over the Charlotte Sting at the Charlotte Coliseum.

June 13, 2000

Sparks 59, Storm 69

The Storm then records its first-ever win at KeyArena with a dramatic 69-59 overtime victory over the LA Sparks. Storm finish its inaugural season with a 6-26 record. 142,594 Seattle fans saw the Storm in action during the first season.

June 1, 2000

Comets 77, Storm 47

The Storm loses its first regular season game at KeyArena, 77-47 to the three-time defending champion Houston Comets. The game also marks the first appearance of Storm mascot, Doppler.

dopper with kids

May 31, 2000

Monarchs 76, Storm 60

The expansion Storm took the floor for the first time in the opener of the 2000 season at ARCO Arena, visiting the Sacramento Monarchs. The team led early, but the veteran Monarchs dominated down the stretch to hand the Storm its first loss by a 76-60 final. Guards Edna Campbell and Sonja Henning, forwards Katrina Hibbert, Quacy Barnes and center Kamila Vodichkova made up the Storm's first starting lineup. Hibbert scored the Storm's first basket and Campbell (22) along with rookie Vodichkova (20) had high-scoring outings.

May 3, 2000

The Seattle Storm commences its first training camp at the Sonics & Storm Training Facility, now the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation building at Seattle Center.

January 6, 2000

The Seattle WNBA franchise announces it will be called the Storm.

January 19, 2000

Before more than 2,000 Season Ticket Holders at KeyArena, the Seattle Storm unveils their logo with Lin Dunn and draft picks Sonja Henning and Charmin Smith.

storm logos

October 15, 1999

Seattle announces that it has secured more than 7,200 season ticket deposits, which is 1,700 more than the necessary 5,500 pledges to meet the WNBA's requirement.

October 22, 1999

One week later the WNBA officially announces that Seattle, Indiana, Miami and Portland have secured a franchise.

July 22, 1999

Full House & Entertainment hires Lin Dunn, former Purdue University and Portland Power (ABL) head coach, as the general manager and head coach of Seattle's new WNBA team. Lin's Bio

September 30, 1999

Lin Dunn and Karen Bryant dribble a WNBA basketball 5.5 miles through downtown Seattle to increase awareness of the drive for 5,500 ticket pledges.

Lin Dunn dribbling a basketball

June 17, 1999

Full House Sports & Entertainment names Karen Bryant the Senior Director of WNBA Operations. Bryant, a native of Edmonds who played basketball for the University of Washington, was the former general manager of the Seattle Reign of the American Basketball League. Karen's Bio

KB Photo Gallery

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June 7, 1999

Seattle is one of four expansion teams chosen to begin play in the 2000 season. The league calls for Seattle to secure 5,500 ticket pledges by October 15, 1999. Portland, Indiana, and Miami are the other three expansion invitees.

first storm press conference