Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Morning Reading

Great story this morning in an unusual source for Storm news. The Everett Herald profiles Storm CEO Karen Bryant, who hails from up north in Edmonds. Veteran writer Rich Mhyre looks at Bryant's journey to her current position and a busy off-season on and off the court. Force 10 L.L.C. Chairperson Anne Levinson talks about Bryant's role in the Storm's growth.

"The Storm is a beloved community asset, and that is in no small part due to
Karen," Levinson said. "She understands the game intuitively from having
played it, but she's also got a strong business sense. She's a thoughtful and
caring individual as well as being a top-notch executive, and that comes across
to the people in our organization. the sponsors and businesses with whom we have
relationships, and to the fans."

Another good story today comes from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, which looks at the state of the U.S. Women's Senior National Team heading into this summer's Olympics in Beijing. Here's what Head Coach Anne Donovan has to say.
"We're struggling," Donovan said. "We've never seen this in women's basketball.
Because the rest of the world is catching up, we're going to have to change what
we do in terms of carving out time for training camps."

USA Basketball has yet to name a roster for the Olympics, but Storm players Sue Bird and Swin Cash will almost certainly be on it. Sheryl Swoopes was, at last check, still deciding whether she wants to go for a fourth gold medal.


Anonymous said...

Sue is a sure thing for the Olympic team (heaven forbid she gets hurt), but Swin's only chance would be Catchings' unavailability. If you count the numbers, Cash cannot be on team along with Catchings.

Anonymous said...

Sue will start for USA. Swin may go as Catching's backup.

Anonymous said...

Is Karen planning to run for office anytime soon? She may want to consider it.