Seattle Storm head coach Dan Hughes to miss the 2020 WNBA season

John Kelly

Born Gambler
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Not a surprise.

Hughes had a cancerous tumor removed from his digestive tract last year.

He's 65.

The risk would be greater than the reward.

Gary Kloppenburg will serve as Seattle's head coach.

Former WNBA player Noelle Quinn and Ryan Webb will serve as Kloppy's assistants.

Webb was a veteran practice player for the Storm as early as 2003 before working his way up the ladder to "head practice player" to coaching intern to player development coach to assistant coach.
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John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
Sue Bird had an interesting take on the upcoming 2020 WNBA season.

Bird, 39, missed all of last season with knee surgery.

Neither Bird nor team MVP Breanna Stewart (torn Achilles' tendon) played during the 2019 season.

Bird argues and reasons that Seattle is essentially defending its 2018 championship since the Storm were not at full-strength last season when the Washington Mystics won the title.

Eager to watch Bird and young superstar point guard Sabrina Ionescu (Yo-ness-cue) go head-to-head.

I count a 17-year age differential.