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Storm History

  • 2011: Beaten at the Buzzer
    The Storm overcame a hip injury to Lauren Jackson to finish tied for the second-best record in the WNBA. The Storm's playoff run came to a premature end when Candice Dupree scored with seconds remaining of Game 3 vs. Phoenix.
  • 2010: Record-Setting Storm Run
    Following a record-setting regular season that tied the best in WNBA history, the Storm swept through the playoffs to lay claim to the WNBA championship for the second time in franchise history.
  • 2009: Storm Stopped by Sparks Again
    A wild season marked by overtime wins and streaky play produced the greatest finish in Storm history in Game 2 of the team's series with L.A., but the Sparks ultimately eliminated the Storm for the second consecutive year.
  • 2008: Resilient Storm Sets Records
    With a new, star-studded lineup, hopes were high for the 2008 Storm. 22 regular-season wins set a franchise record, but without Lauren Jackson the Storm fell in the first round again.
  • 2007: Storm Falls in First Round Again
    Lauren Jackson won her second MVP, but the Storm was never able to find a consistent rhythm in a 17-17 season that culminated in a first-round sweep by Phoenix, the Storm's third straight exit in the opening round.
  • 2006: Injuries Shorten Storm�s Run
    With Lauren Jackson limited by her shins and Shaunzinski Gortman and Wendy Palmer suffering season-ending injuries, the Storm's lack of depth cost them in a season that ended with a narrow Game 3 loss at Los Angeles.
  • 2005: Strong Season Ends Abruptly
    Despite losing three key players to free agency, the Storm won 20 games for the second straight season before the season ended in disappointment with consecutive losses to Houston at KeyArena in the First Round of the playoffs.
  • 2004: Path To A Championship
    n the franchise's fifth year of existence, the Storm broke through and won the WNBA Championship in three games over the Connecticut Sun, the city of Seattle's first professional championship in 25 years
  • 2003: Injuries Sack Playoff Bid
    During her third season, Storm forward Lauren Jackson emerged as the WNBA's best player and its MVP, but with Sue Bird fighting a knee injury and Adia Barnes and Kamila Vodichkova sidelined, the Storm fell short of the playoffs in Anne Donovan's first season as coach.
  • 2002: Storm Makes the Playoffs!
    With the top overall pick for the second straight season, the Storm added UConn point guard Sue Bird. With Bird earning All-WNBA First Team honors as a rookie, the Storm advanced to the playoffs for the first time, falling in two games to the L.A. Sparks.
  • 2001: A New Hope
    The Storm's sophomore season was about rookies. With the first pick of the Draft, the Storm picked Australia's Lauren Jackson. She and second-round pick Semeka Randall were the team's leading scorers as the Storm improved to 10 wins.
  • 2000: The Inaugural Season
    The year it all began. With a veteran backcourt of Sonja Henning and Edna Campbell and rookies Simone Edwards and Kamila Vodichkova up front, the Storm's first season saw the team win six games.
  • The Calm Before the Storm
    With the guidance of Ginger Ackerley, Karen Bryant and Coach Lin Dunn, the WNBA came to Seattle for the 2000 season as part of a four-team expansion. Here's the story of how the Storm came into existence.
  • All-Time Storm Roster Gallery
    Dozens of players have worn Storm jerseys during the franchise's history. Take a look at all of them with this photo gallery.
  • All-Decade Team
    As part of the Storm's 10th Anniversary celebration during the 2009 season, fans selected on stormbasketball.com the 10 players who make up the Storm's All-Decade Team.
  • Where Are They Now? Archive
    Find out what your favorite former Storm players are doing after their playing careers as we ask Where Are They Now?