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MTHS alum, athlete serves on Seattle Storm coaching staff

MTHS alum, athlete serves on Seattle Storm coaching staff

The parade begins at 1 p.m. and will end at KeyArena where a rally will be held for fans.

Despite being a win away from securing the franchise's first championship in eight years, the Seattle Storm don't have to look back far to remember how hard it is to close out a series. Washington already has staved off elimination on three occasions this postseason: The Mystics routed Los Angeles in a single-elimination second-round matchup at home; they won Game 4 at home in the semifinals; and then they won on the road in a squeaker over Atlanta in Game 5 to advance to the WNBA Finals.

In the past year Stewart has spoken up about her assault, posed for ESPN's Body Issue (as did Bird) and won both the league and finals MVP trophies.

"We were celebrating, and I am sure we will continue", she said.

The legendary University of CT women's basketball coach sat next to his long-time assistant Chris Daley watching the most decorated player they'd ever coach do what she always does - dominate and win. "Hopefully eat a lot of food I am not supposed to eat and have some champagne - more champagne".

Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart fretted following the regular-season opener after the Seattle Storm lost at home to the Phoenix Mercury. Bird won two titles in college at CT, and now has won three with the Storm.

He had a vital accomplice in Bird, as a coach on the court, but still amazingly productive at age 37, who helped will the Storm back to prominence.

"I think that series, looking back on Phoenix, it's something that we really learned from", Stewart said. Case in point: can you imagine planned construction on Capital One Arena during either the National Basketball Association or NHL postseason, forcing the Wizards or Caps to play elsewhere?

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"This has been, oddly, a very stressful playoff run", Bird said.

Currie has played in nearly any kind of arena you can imagine over her career, so she understands the value of a true home floor as well.

"I didn't ask them to do anything for me", Bird said. We knew what to do and how to get better. So for me to be here now, not that I didn't enjoy the other ones, but I'm just truly enjoying this right now. "And I hope that we can do it many, many more times".

This was also a meaningful title for forward Natasha Howard, who had 29 points and 14 rebounds in Wednesday's 98-82 win that finished off the Mystics.

Check out the brand new t-shirt - which honors the Storm's previous titles and their current roster - below. The Storm ended the first half with a 16-point lead and never looked back.

Washington reached the Finals for the first time in franchise history.

"We shot the ball extremely well and I don't know if it was our defense or shots just not going in for them", coach Dan Hughes said. Now, after his 17 season as a WNBA coach, he finally has his first title. "I felt more and more uncomfortable as we kept going". I have to be honest with you, on the plane I was reflecting on that.


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