(Photo credit: Storm Photography) June 11 @ Minn, the preseason favorites Who likes to talk about bad news? With 3:19 to go in the first quarter things were looking pretty good with the Storm down just 11-12. Then a Minny 7 point run made it 11-19. Second quarter was better with the Storm just trailing 18-20 but that put them at a 10 point deficit at the half. Then the roof got blown off in the 3rd quarter with Minn […]

June 16th, 2015|


Tuesday June 9th at Tulsa The Storm started strong at home with a young, revamped team, but how good can they be? They headed out On The Road to Find Out. Let’s just say it was A Hard Day’s Night. The opening tip went to Bird who fired it to a streaking, wide-open O’Hea who proceeded to miss an uncontested lay-in. Mamma Mia! […]

June 10th, 2015|


(Photo credit: Neil Enns) That’s the Storm’s tagline this year.  To catch you up, we have Sue Bird in her 14th year, Alysha Clark (AC) in her 4th year, Crystal Langhorne (Lang) in her 2nd year, Abby Bishop in her 2nd year (last seen in 2010) and the rest are all newcomers to the Storm. We have a new coach, Jenny Boucek, promoted from assistant, we have a new president, Alisha Valavanis, and we have hit the RESET button. […]

June 8th, 2015|

Game On!

Force 10 Hoops – 2010 Storm Championship Celebration (Photo credit: Aaron Last/Storm Photography) I had no idea what an adventure owning a professional sports franchise would turn out to be back in the early summer of 2007. Never in a thousand years would I have predicted I would want to do something like this, much less sign up to, or be granted the chance. Yet somehow, I teamed up with my current co-owners, Dawn Trudeau and Lisa Brummel, to attempt to purchase the Seattle Storm eight years ago, when it became abundantly clear that Clay Bennett, the then new owner… […]

June 2nd, 2015|

What the WNBA Has Shown Us About Leadership

Is leadership like pornography? You know it when you see it? I think so. Of course, we generally view leadership as a treasured attribute, yet our criteria for determining pornography varies widely. But back to leadership… […]

May 18th, 2015|

Correcting the Course of Fear

Today’s a big day for me, the culmination of over six years of work: the publication of my memoir. I wrote Course Correction with the intention that, if there’s someone out there who’s stuck the way I was when I was a young person, I may change the trajectory of their thinking. I was horribly lonely for a long time, from my pre-teen years throughout my 20’s. […]

April 14th, 2015|
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