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Seattle Storm
2009 Media guide
2009 STORM SEASON SCHEDULE your 2009
May august Seattle Storm
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SAC S.A.
7 P.M. 7 P.M.
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PHO PHO L.A. N.Y.
7 P.M. 7 P.M. 7:30 P.M. 7 P.M.
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CON ATL
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*indicates Preseason game DET IND
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JuNe
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WAS CON ATL
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SAC
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SAC IND MIN
sePteMber
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CHI MIN
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PHO L.A. N.Y. WAS MIN
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L.A. PHO S.A.
6:30 P.M. 7 P.M. 5 P.M.
delayed telecast begins at 9 p.m.
game on esPN2
all times Pacific and subject to change.
July all home games at Keyarena.
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PHO
7 P.M.
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S.A. SAC
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CHI DET SAC
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MIN L.A.
5 P.M. 7 P.M. 12:30 P.M.
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S.A.
5 P.M.
To purchase single-game tickets, log on to stormbasketball.com,
visit any Ticketmaster outlet, stop by the Sonics & Storm Team Shop,
Produced by: The information contained in this publication was
call 1-877-WNBA-TIX or, on the day of the game, go to the KeyArena Box Seattle Storm compiled by the Seattle Storm and is provided as a
3421 Thorndyke Ave. W. courtesy to fans and the media and may be used only
Office 90 minutes before tipoff. Seattle, WA 98119 for personal or editorial purposes. Any commercial
PR Hotline: 206-281-5847 use of this information is prohibited without the prior
written consent of the Seattle Storm.
The 2009 Seattle Storm Media Guide was written
and edited by the Storm public relations staff of All WNBA and team insignias depicted in this
Jennifer Carroll and Teresa Wippel and Storm web publication are the property of NBA Properties, Inc.
content coordinator Kevin Pelton. Special thanks and the respective teams of the WNBA and may not be
to Elias Sports Bureau and the WNBA for providing reproduced for commercial purposes without the prior
statistical information. written consent of NBA Properties, Inc.
Photography by Terrence Vaccaro, PSBJ and NBAE © Copyright 2009 Seattle Storm
All Storm games broadcast Photos. Design and page layout by Jason Snavlin,
graphic artist and illustrator at The Design Farm.
on 1150 AM KKNW.
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TAbLE Of CONTNETS
GENERAL INFORMATION STORM HISTORy
General Information/WNBA Key Dates/ All-Time Attendance/Franchise Firsts.......................................... 76
The Furtado Center........................................................................ 4 Draft History................................................................................ 77
Ticket Information ......................................................................... 5 All-Time Transactions.................................................................. 78
WNBA Cares .................................................................................. 6 2000 Season Review ................................................................... 82
Storm in the Community ............................................................... 7 2001 Season Review ................................................................... 84
Anne Levinson ............................................................................... 8 2002 Season Review ................................................................... 86
Ginny Gilder .................................................................................. 9 2003 Season Review ................................................................... 88
Lisa Brummel.............................................................................. 10 2004 Season Review ................................................................... 90
Dawn Trudeau ............................................................................. 11 2005 Season Review ................................................................... 92
Karen Bryant .............................................................................. 12 2006 Season Review ................................................................... 94
2007 Season Review ................................................................... 98
STORM BASkETBALL All-Time Roster.......................................................................... 102
Brian Agler .................................................................................. 14 All-Time Jersey Numbers ........................................................... 107
Nancy Darsch, Shelley Patterson ................................................. 16 All-Time College Roster ............................................................. 108
Missy Bequette, Danielle Yellam ................................................. 17
Rose Baker, Melissa Hardin ........................................................ 18 STORM PLAyOFF HISTORy
Tom Spencer................................................................................ 19 Year-By-Year Playoff Results ..................................................... 110
Team Playoff Records ................................................................ 111
STORM PLAyERS Opponent Team Playoff Records ................................................ 112
2009 Seattle Storm Roster .......................................................... 20 Storm/Opponent Individual Playoff Records .............................. 113
Suzy Batkovic-Brown................................................................... 22 Year-By-Year Playoff Statistics ................................................. 114
Sue Bird ...................................................................................... 24
Janell Burse ................................................................................ 28 STORM OPPONENTS
Swin Cash ................................................................................... 30 Atlanta Dream ........................................................................... 118
Katie Gearlds .............................................................................. 32 Chicago Sky .............................................................................. 120
Lauren Jackson ........................................................................... 34 Connecticut Sun ........................................................................ 122
Shannon Johnson ........................................................................ 38 Detroit Shock............................................................................. 124
Camille Little .............................................................................. 42 Indiana Fever ............................................................................ 126
Ashley Robinson .......................................................................... 44 Los Angeles Sparks ................................................................... 128
Ashley Walker .............................................................................. 46 Minnesota Lynx.......................................................................... 130
Tanisha Wright ............................................................................ 48 New York Liberty ........................................................................ 132
Phoenix Mercury ........................................................................ 134
2008 REGuLAR SEASON REvIEw Sacramento Monarchs .............................................................. 136
2008 Team Photo/Regular Season Statistics .............................. 52 San Antonio Silver Stars ........................................................... 138
Miscellaneous Statistics ............................................................. 53 Washington Mystics .................................................................. 140
Game-By-Game Results .............................................................. 54 WNBA Team PR Contacts .......................................................... 142
Game-By-Game Statistics........................................................... 55 WNBA League PR Contacts ....................................................... 144
Game Leaders/Starting Lineups/Injuries ..................................... 56
Team Highs/Lows ........................................................................ 57 2008 wNBA REvIEw
Individual Highs .......................................................................... 58 Standings/Head-To-Head Standings/
Individual and Team Season High Games ................................... 59 WNBA Attendance ..................................................................... 146
Transactions................................................................................ 60 Individual Leaders .................................................................... 147
Team Offensive/Defensive Statistics ......................................... 148
STORM ALL-TIME REcORdS Team Rankings/Miscellaneous Statistics .................................. 149
Year-By-Year Record/Overtime Results ....................................... 62 WNBA Playoffs/Award Winners .................................................. 150
Opening Night Records/Lineups .................................................. 63
High-Low Scoring Games/Win-Loss Streaks ................................ 64 MEdIA INFORMATION/wNBA INFORMATION
Team Records.............................................................................. 66 General Media Information........................................................ 152
Opponent Team Records.............................................................. 67 Seattle Media Outlets................................................................ 153
Storm/Opponent Individual Records............................................ 68 Storm Broadcast Team .............................................................. 154
All-Time 30+ Points Performances.............................................. 69 WNBA History ............................................................................ 155
All-Time Double-Doubles ............................................................. 70 WNBA Faxback Catalog/Officials............................................... 156
Award Winners/All-Stars/League Leaders ................................... 72 2009 Seattle Storm Roster Cheat Sheet .................................... 159
Year-By-Year Statistical Leaders/Year-By-Year Statistics ........... 73
All-Time Career Leaders .............................................................. 74
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STORM GENERAL INfORMATION KEyARENA TICKET MAp
Storm Office Address Seattle Storm East Entrance
3421 Thorndyke Ave. W., Seattle, WA 98119
Storm Training Facility The Furtado Center
490 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109
Telephone 206-217-WNBA (9622)
Home Court KeyArena (Storm Capacity: 9,686)
101 128 127
Team Colors Storm Green, Storm Gold, Storm Red and Storm Bronze 103 125
Television FSN Northwest
Radio KKNW 1150 AM
104 124
COURTSIDE
Website stormbasketball.com
PA Announcer Matt Pittman
106 122
COURTSIDE
COURTSIDE
Play-By-Play Announcer Dick Fain
Game Analyst Adia Barnes 107 121
Home Game Times 12 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m.
Single-Game Ticket Prices $14, $19, $28, $34, $46, $49, $55 108 STORM
COURTSIDE
VISITOR
120
Storm Ticket Information 206-217-WNBA (9622) or 1-877-WNBA-TIX (9622-849)
110 118
2009 WNBA KEY DATES 111 117
April 5 & 7 NCAA Women’s Final Four – June 3 Last possible date for Preseason Games
113 114 115
St. Louis, MO June 5 Final Roster Cut-down Date, 2:00 p.m. ET
April 9 WNBA Draft – Secaucus, New Jersey June 6 Regular Season Begins
April 10 Player Orientation – July 25 All-Star Game
Secaucus, New Jersey All Seats
May 1-8 Local team tryouts
August 17 Trade Deadline, 8 p.m. ET
West Entrance Lower-Bowl
September 13 Regular Season Ends
May 17 Training Camp Begins
September 16 Playoffs Begin
May 18 Media Day
October 9 Last possible Finals Date
May 21 Preseason Games begin
SINGLE-GAME TICKET PRICING
THE FURTADO CENTER – THE SEATTLE STORM’S TRAINING FACILITY $55 $49 $46 $34 $28 $19 $14
At a surprise unveiling on Feb. 23, 2001, then-Sonics and The building, which opened its doors on Oct. 1, 1994, is
Storm team owners Barry and Ginger Ackerley announced 30,000 square feet and occupies a 2.5-acre site at 490 COURTSIDE SEATING
the renaming of the Sonics & Storm training facility to Fifth Ave. N. just east of Seattle Center. $75-$125
“The Furtado Center.” The “Voice of the Sonics” Kevin
The facility includes a conference room, business offices
Calabro served as the master of ceremonies and read
for the basketball operations staff and a second-floor
Seattle Mayor Paul Schell’s proclamation of Feb. 23 as
balcony that overlooks the regulation NBA and WNBA To purchase your tickets, log on to stormbasketball.com
“Frank and Sarah Furtado Day.”
basketball courts. The building also features a spacious or call 206-217-WNBA
The Furtado Center represents and honors Sarah weight training and aerobics room, physical therapy area,
and Frank Furtado’s more than 50 combined years of locker room, resistance training pool and steam room.
dedication to the organization.
In addition to serving as the Storm’s team headquarters,
The 2009 WNBA season marked the 10th summer that the Furtado Center hosts summer youth camps, coaches’
the Furtado Center served as the Storm’s headquarters. clinics and special events.
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WNbA CARES STORM IN THE COMMUNITy
Through WNBA Cares, the WNBA is deeply committed to creating The Seattle Storm believes that success is not measured solely by wins on the
programs that improve the quality of life for all people, with a basketball court. Giving back to the community is also a high priority, and the Storm
special emphasis on programs that promote a healthy lifestyle has established a strong connection with its fans throughout the region.
and positive body image, increase breast and women’s health The team aims to serve as a powerful community advocate with a focus on literacy,
awareness, support youth and family development, and focus health and fitness, support for women and girls and youth basketball. The Storm
on education. strives to strengthen the bond between players and fans by creating meaningful,
personal experiences and to enrich its support of local organizations through effective
community partnerships.
wNBA FIT includes special reading time-outs, the donation of books Recognized as one of the WNBA’s most active teams in the community, the Storm
WNBA Fit encourages girls and and literacy materials to schools and community based
organizations, and the creation of Reading and Learning
is committed to serving others through the team’s community initiatives.
women of all ages to learn
more about their bodies and the Centers and Reading Corners throughout the world.
importance of physical fitness REAd TO AcHIEvE TIckETS FOR kIdS
through programs related to health, fitness, nutrition JR. wNBA One of the Storm’s signature
and self-esteem. Programming inspires girls and women By stressing fundamental community initiatives is
to get started on “being fit” through small changes skill development, teamwork, Tickets for Kids, a charitable
in their daily routine. The content of the program sportsmanship and positive adult donation program that allows
is communicated and delivered through a team of participation, the Jr. WNBA aims to develop a life-long individuals and corporations to
spokespeople and national and local events. passion for the game of basketball by providing a support purchase Storm tickets for local
structure that not only encourages participation, but also nonprofit organizations that serve children in the Puget
GO REd FOR wOMEN makes the game fun and rewarding for players, coaches, Sound area. Through Tickets for Kids, children have the
The WNBA and the American Heart Association have officials and parents. The Jr. WNBA believes that lessons opportunity to experience the WNBA firsthand and to be
formed an alliance to promote the Go Red for Women learned on and off the court as a member of a team exposed to positive female role models.
campaign. GRFW encourages women to learn more about are lessons that are useful in building relationships at
heart health, and raises awareness of the risks of heart school, home and work.
disease in women.
PARTNERSHIPS With the goal of making “Every
BREAST HEALTH AwARENESS In reaching our community relations goals, the WNBA is Child a Reader,” the Storm
For twelve years, the WNBA Breast proud to partner with the following organizations: continues its partnership
Health Awareness program has • American Cancer • Centers for Disease with the Boys & Girls Clubs of
focused on generating awareness Society Control King County to promote summer reading in the Read to
and educating women about breast Achieve program. Youth participants who complete the
cancer in addition to raising funds • American Red Cross • Encyclopedia program earn Storm tickets, and Storm players visit Boys
for the initiative. The WNBA and its teams have raised Britannica & Girls Clubs locations to read to children.
• Feed the Children
over $2 million to aid in the fight against breast cancer. • Girl Scouts of America
• Girls Inc. STORM BE FIT
wNBA GREEN • Jack & Jill Foundation Storm Be Fit is designed
• Habitat for Humanity JR. STORM PROGRAM
The WNBA is committed to a long-term environmental • March of Dimes to encourage girls and
• KaBOOM! women of all ages to learn The Jr. Storm program,
plan through the implementation of sustainable in conjunction with the
business practices and procedures that decrease the • Nothing But Nets more about their bodies
• Make-A-Wish Jr. WNBA, believes that team lessons learned on and
league’s carbon footprint and contribute to a clean, Foundation Prevent Child Abuse and the importance of
• off the court are useful in building relationships at
healthy environment. The WNBA Greening Initiative is an America physical fitness. Programming has been developed to school, home and work. By stressing fundamental skill
innovative program designed to reduce the environmental • National Osteoporosis encourage girls ages 8-14 to get started on “being fit” development, teamwork, sportsmanship and positive
impact of the league’s operations and events. Foundation • Reading Is through small changes in their daily regimens, with a adult participation, the Jr. Storm program works with
Fundamental, Inc. special focus on developing self-esteem. The content of coaches, parents and youth to foster a life-long passion
• American Diabetes
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