The Storm’s predecessor was the Seattle Reign, a charter member of the American Basketball League (ABL), operating from 1996 through December 1998, when the league folded. Luckier than most localities that had an ABL team, Seattle was quickly awarded a WNBA franchise and began to play less than two years later. With the guidance of Ginger Ackerley, Karen Bryant, and ...
The 2004 WNBA Finals was the championship series of the 2004 WNBA season and the conclusion of the season’s playoffs. The Seattle Storm, second-seeded champions of the Western Conference, defeated the Connecticut Sun, top-seeded champions of the Eastern Conference, two games to one in a best-of-three series. This was Seattle’s first title. The Storm made their first appearance in the ...
The 2010 WNBA Finals was the championship series of the 2010 season of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the conclusion of the season’s playoffs. The champions of the Eastern Conference, the Atlanta Dream, faced the champions of the Western Conference, the Seattle Storm. The WNBA Finals were under a 2–2–1 rotation, with the Storm holding the home-court advantage as they had a better regular-season record (28–6) than the Dream (19–15). This ...
The 2018 WNBA Finals was the best-of-five championship series for the 2018 season of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). It featured the top-seeded Seattle Storm and the three-seeded Washington Mystics. The series began on September 7, 2018, and ended on September 12, 2018. Ultimately, after winning the first two games at home, the Storm went on the road and ...
The 2020 WNBA Finals presented by YouTube TV was the best-of-five championship series for the 2020 season of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Finals feature the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces facing off against the second seed Seattle Storm. Despite losing both regular-season meetings against Las Vegas, the Storm dominated the series, sweeping the Aces in three straight games. ...
History of the Storm
The Seattle Storm is a professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington, playing in the Western Conference in the Women’s National Basketball Association(WNBA). The team was founded before the 2000 season began.
The team cultivates a fan-friendly, family environment at home games by having an all-kid dance squad, which leads young fans in a conga line on the court during time-outs, to the music of “C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train)” by the Quad City DJ’s. Named for the rainy weather of Seattle, the team uses many weather-related icons: the team mascot is Doppler, a maroon-furred creature with a cup anemometer on its head; the theme song for Storm home games is AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck”; and its newsletter is called Stormwatch.
The Storm was the sister team of the Seattle SuperSonics of the NBA prior to February 28, 2008, when the team was sold to an independent ownership group in Seattle.
2000 – Present / Women’s National Basketball Association
2000 – Present / Seattle Storm
Storm – The Storm nickname comes from the connection to the local weather, and because it conveys a strong attitude that this team will be a force to be reckoned with during every season.
WNBA Championships 4
2020, 2018, 2010, 2004
2020 - Present / Seattle Center Arena
2019 / Alaska Airlines Arena / Angel of the Winds Arena
2000 – 2018 / KeyArena
2008 – Present / Force 10 Hoops LLC
2007 / Clay Bennett
2001 – 2006 / Howard Schultz
2000 – 2001 / Barry Ackerley
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