It pales in comparison to Yolanda Griffith and Lauren Jackson, but I’m pleased to pass along that the Storm has ensured that at least one free agent will be staying in Seattle – your humble blogger. In the wake of the Sonics move to Oklahoma City, I continued to cover the Storm as an employee of the Professional Basketball Club through the season, but today is my first day working for the standalone Storm.
I hope it’s evident in my coverage how much the Storm means to me, and it was difficult to imagine not covering the team after its sale, even before the departure of the Sonics became reality. There are so many reasons that is the case, from a great group of coworkers to a team and a coaching staff that is fun to cover every day. Most of all, though, it’s about you, the fans/readers. A sense of community exists in KeyArena (and, in a different way, on this site) that is unparalleled throughout professional sports. I’m privileged to play a small part in that unique relationship.
An upside of focusing on the Storm instead of dividing my attention between two teams is that we should be able to offer coverage throughout the offseason that expands upon what you’ve already come to expect from storm.wnba.com. This year figures to be especially interesting as we lead up to the Storm’s 10th Anniversary season. If you’ve got any idea for things you’d like to see, please leave them in the comments or pass them along via e-mail.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you’ll continue to do so all winter long and into another great season of Storm basketball.