Saturday, July 19, 2008

Streaking on to Washington

Wow, what a win by the Storm last night. Down 17 on the road with an offense limited by the absence of Lauren Jackson, the odds were certainly against a comeback. However, the Storm persevered and came up with a seventh straight win. Resiliency is quickly becoming the team's trademark, though fortunately not to the extent it looked like very early in the season when the team was getting off to slow starts every night.

I wanted to quickly bring your attention to a couple of things about tomorrow's 1 p.m. tip-off in Washington. First, the game will be televised on NBA TV, pulling from the Comcast SportsNet Mystics feed. Plan accordingly. Second, having been on the wrong end of consecutive blowouts the last two nights, Washington made a coaching change this morning. Former Storm assistant Jessie Kenlaw will replace Tree Rollins on an interim basis.

Kenlaw spent four seasons on the Storm's coaching staff under Anne Donovan and was a part of the Storm's 2004 championship run. For more on her background, here's a 2004 feature I did that focuses on Kenlaw's playing career in the fledgling Women's Professional Basketball League and touches on her path into coaching. Best of luck to Jessie - after tomorrow, that is.

3 comments:

Sheila said...

Awesome, awesome,awesome win last night. Franchise record seven in a row. Bring on victim number eight.

Kevin, what's the word on Janelle? What is she up to, so the Storm still maitain the rights to her, how is her injury situation progressing?

Anonymous said...

so its not being shown on fsn then? only nbatv? if so, it means watching another game on the computer for me, which is still better than not seeing a game at all.

Kevin Pelton said...

I haven't heard anything on Burse's summer. I'll look into it. The Storm does maintain her rights next season.

Yes, the game is only on NBA TV (and webcast). FSN broadcasts of road games are on games carried by the local FSN affiliate.