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Storm Re-Signs 2004 Finals MVP Lennox

March 2, 2005

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SEATTLE - The WNBA Champion Seattle Storm today re-signed 5-8 guard Betty Lennox, the 2004 WNBA Finals MVP, to a contract, Storm Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel Anne Donovan announced.

Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The sixth overall pick in the 2000 WNBA Draft, Lennox averaged 22.3 points per game in the 2004 WNBA Finals to lead the Storm the WNBA Championship. The league title marked the franchise’s first and the city’s first professional sports title since the 1979 Seattle Sonics captured the NBA Championship.

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  • “Betty played a pivotal role in our championship run last year and I’m greatly looking forward to her performance this season as a key member of the Storm roster,” Donovan said. “Her return to Seattle was critical for us as we look to stay atop the WNBA.”

    Last season, Lennox finished as the third-highest scorer on the Storm roster behind Lauren Jackson and Sue Bird, averaging 11.2 points per game. Lennox was also the second-leading rebounder on the Storm roster behind Jackson, averaging 5.0 boards per game.


    Lennox averaged 22.3 points during the Finals.
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    “I’m looking forward to returning to Seattle for another amazing season before our great fans,” said Lennox. “I feel at home with the Storm organization and our Storm fans, and I’ll be ready to go for training camp in April.”

    Lennox was the only rookie chosen by coaches for the 2000 WNBA All-Star Game and was the only rookie selected to the 2000 All-WNBA Second Team. She was selected as the 2000 WNBA Rookie of the Year.

    The Storm will open the 2005 WNBA season on Saturday, May 21 against Western Conference rival the Los Angeles Sparks at KeyArena.

    For information on 2005 Storm season tickets, call 206-217-WNBA or log onto storm.wnba.com.

    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, broadcast production and basketball operations for the teams. The Basketball Club of Seattle LLC owns both teams.