Lauren Jackson http://kplu.org en After shocking end to season, future uncertain for Seattle Storm http://kplu.org/post/after-shocking-end-season-future-uncertain-seattle-storm <p>They may have won it all in 2010, but this year the Seattle Storm reverted back to their old habit of exiting the playoffs in the first round. They&#39;ve done it six out of the last seven years.</p><p>KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says injuries and exhaustion were big factors. Fri, 23 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 2706 at http://kplu.org After shocking end to season, future uncertain for Seattle Storm Preview: Sad ending to painful season for Seattle Storm http://kplu.org/post/preview-sad-ending-painful-season-seattle-storm <p>What a difference a year makes. They were the WNBA champs in 2010, but the Seattle Storm is already out of this year&#39;s playoffs. They were eliminated in the first round by the Phoenix Mercury Monday night at KeyArena. Thu, 22 Sep 2011 18:24:58 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 2700 at http://kplu.org Preview: Sad ending to painful season for Seattle Storm Seattle Storm star sidelined; chance for back-to-back titles slim http://kplu.org/post/seattle-storm-star-sidelined-chance-back-back-titles-slim <p>&quot;Your star player will be out for the rest of the season, and maybe the playoffs. Now ... SMILE!&quot;</p><p>That was pretty much the scenario for members of the Seattle Storm this week when the 2010 WNBA champions&nbsp;were honored by President Obama at the White House.</p><p>As they were taking photos in the White House Rose Garden, most of the team learned that&nbsp;three-time WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson &ndash; &quot;the heart and soul of the Storm,&quot; according to KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel &ndash; was to have hip surgery. She&#39;s expected to be out up to three months.</p><p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 1990 at http://kplu.org Seattle Storm star sidelined; chance for back-to-back titles slim Preview: Jackson's surgery will be a blow to Seattle Storm http://kplu.org/post/preview-jacksons-surgery-will-be-blow-seattle-storm <p>On the same day the members of the Seattle Storm were honored by President Obama at the White House, the ladies learned that teammate and three-time WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson is having hip surgery today and will be out up to 12 weeks.</p><p>It&#39;s a blow to the team whose season has not gotten off to a great start. They were WNBA champions just a year ago. Can the Storm claim the title again this year &ndash; without a lot of help from Lauren Jackson?</p><p><strong>Hear KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel&#39;s</strong> take on that tomorrow morning at 5:35 and 7:35 on KPLU. And you&#39;ll find a blog of our conversation right here tomorrow morning as well.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 18:53:36 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 1987 at http://kplu.org Preview: Jackson's surgery will be a blow to Seattle Storm