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 is owned by Force 10 Hoops LLC, which is composed of three Seattle businesswomen: Dawn Trudeau, Lisa Brummel, and Ginny Gilder.
The Storm has qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in eleven of its sixteen years in Seattle. The franchise has been home to many high-quality players such as former UConn stars Sue Bird and Swin Cash, 2004 Finals MVP Betty Lennox and Australian power forward Lauren Jackson, a three-time league MVP.
In 2004 and 2010, the Storm went to the WNBA Finals; they won each time, beating Connecticut in 2004 and Atlanta in 2010.