Welcome to Storm Chasing! Sonics Rising is excited to bring to our corner of the internet coverage for the Seattle Storm of the WNBA! In the short term, our goal is to create a gathering place for Storm fans here on SB Nation. Long term, we will work toward being the premier site covering all things Storm in the same way we do for the Sonics.
Swish Appeal is the flagship WNBA site for SB Nation and worth a visit if you've not stopped in there before. They are great for an overall view of the WNBA, and our desire is to shine a light locally on our team as they have on the whole of the WNBA.
To make this happen we've added to our team and diversified the responsibilities for a few existing members. We've added a new voice that should have been brought on staff years ago by bringing on staff Jeff Brown from Bring Back Our Sonics. We will also be sharing both Lucas Shannon and Mitch Northam initially, and will have others filling in as needed to round up our coverage.
Jeffrey Brown Bio:
Jeff is a die-hard basketball fan that is a current Season Ticket holder for the Seattle Storm and was a Season Ticket holder for the SuperSonics before they moved away. Jeff has been attending basketball games with his father since he was a little boy and they still attend games together today. Jeff helped rally with the Save Our Sonics group in hopes of keeping the team in Seattle prior to their relocation. After the Sonics were gone, Jeff and his father David, decided to start up the Facebook movement "Bring Back Our Sonics". They have teamed up with other dedicated Sonics fans in hopes of keeping the dream of bringing NBA basketball team back to Seattle alive. Jeff runs the @BringBackSonics Twitter account and is the lead contributor on the Facebook page. Jeff grew up playing basketball and started coaching youth basketball in early 2013. Basketball is his greatest passion in the world.
Jeff is excited to help contribute to the SonicsRising blog and help write about the Seattle Storm. He is also looking forward to learning more about Sports writing and meeting new people through this wonderful opportunity.
Lucas Shannon Bio:
Hey everybody! My name is Lucas Shannon, most of you know me from my time here at SonicsRising or possibly from my work as the managing editor of the Basketball side over at UW Dawg Pound. I'm really excited to help get Storm Chasers off the ground.
I have to admit that I'm a bit of a novice when it comes the WNBA, but I'm excited to learn more about the league and help cover the Storm.
That's about all I've got. Go Storm!
Mitchell Northam Bio:
Fan of sports, hip-hop and good beer. Salisbury University grad. General Assignment/Breaking News for DelmarvaNow.com | Contributor to Sonics Rising and Bullets Forever (formerly at Black & Red United and Underdog Dynasty) | Cover high school and college hoops for DMVelite and City of Basketball Love.
Follow @primetimeMitch on Twitter.