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The Seattle Storm is a professional women's basketball team that plays in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team started their first season of play in 2000. They play their games at KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.
At home, white with dark red and green trim, yellow on the shoulders with the team name logo text on the chest in green. On the road, dark green with red and yellow trim. The team logo is replaced by the city name in white logo text on the road.
Conference Championships: 2004
WNBA Championships: 2004
The Seattle Storm won the 2004 WNBA Championship two games to one over the Connecticut Sun, bringing a national professional sports championship to Seattle for the first time since the Seattle SuperSonics won the NBA title in 1979. The win also made Anne Donovan the first female head coach in WNBA history to win the WNBA Championship.
The Storm began their franchise history with a less than promising start in the 2000 season. Lead by guard Edna Campbell , the team finished with a 6-26 record. One season later, the Storm's outlook was far more hopeful as they drafted 19-year old Australian standout Lauren Jackson. Though Seattle did not make the playoffs that year, Jackson's impressive rookie performance provided a solid foundation for the franchise to build on.
With the drafting of UConn star Sue Bird, the Storm filled the gap at the point guard position. With Bird's playmaking ability and Jackson's scoring and rebounding, the team made the playoffs for the first time in 2002. After a disappointing season in 2003 that saw Sue Bird injured for much of the season, the team rebounded the following year, winning the 2004 WNBA Finals.
Hall of Famers
Not to be forgotten
- Tully Bevilaqua
- Edna Campbell
- Michelle Marciniak
- Kate Starbird
- Kamila Vodichkova
Coaches and others
- Lin Dunn (2000-2002)
- Anne Donovan (2003 - Present)
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