AD Speaks Out
Kevin Pelton got a brief respite from Sonics action this week as the team got a three day break. He has used it well bringing greedy Storm fans some thoughts from Team USA's new coach on the off-season roster work in front of the Storm coaching staff.
No surprise that Anne puts Lauren Jackson at the top of her to do list. LJ has traditionally signed single year contracts with the Storm so that she can prioritze her basketball commitments independantly each year. Betty Lennox is up next, and AD intends to check in with Izzy, Suzy and Vodo as well to see what their National Team commitments look like for 2006. She will then be able to figure out what she wants to do with her free agent money and cap room.
I agree with AD that the Storm's post is solid...it proved to be one of the best in the league last year. I was also glad to see that her focus is still on getting some veteran leadership to help out her young team. All her comments lean towards that veteran, defensive oriented perimeter player I have been clamoring for. AD points the finger at Baylor forward Sophia Young as someone she has been watching but indicates that the field is wide open beyond the top six players in the draft. The Platypus puts Sophia at #4 in a mock draft, going to San Antonio. The Silver Stars will need some help at that spot with Marie Ferdinand enjoying that new baby this summer.