Jayda Evans (JaydaEvans)


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Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog

Jayda Evans covers college and pro women's basketball. While its her first year on the Washington beat, she has covered the Storm since its inception. She'll offer observations, critiques, occasional off-beat tales and answers to select e-mail inquires. Evans also has written a book on the Storm and women's hoops, called "Game On!"

Storm 2014 Exit Interviews: Noelle Quinn managed unpredictable playing time
Series Note: The Storm did not advance to the postseason for the first time since 2003. The team held its exit interviews Aug. 18. This series will feature conversations from the 12-player roster. PG Sue Bird's conversation was a feature used in the newsp...[Read on]
WNBA president Laurel J. Richie Finals press conference transcript
From the WNBA:     WNBA PRESIDENT LAUREL J. RICHIE     MODERATOR: Welcome everyone to the WNBA Finals 2014 presented by Boost Mobile. We'll begin with WNBA President Laurel J. Richie, who will make opening remarks and we'll proceed...[Read on]
All-Star Courtney Vandersloot makes WNBA Finals debut
Former Zags PG Courtney Vandersloot will lead Chicago in a best-of-five WNBA Finals series against Phoenix. Game 1 tips Sunday at 12:30pm PT on ABC. Vandersloot, who also starred at Kentwood HS, is in her fourth WNBA season. She worked her way back from ...[Read on]
Lauren Jackson undergoes another surgery that increases doubt in WNBA return
Lauren Jackson, a three-time WNBA MVP, officially pulled out of contention to compete with Basketball Australia in the FIBA World Championships later this month in Turkey. Instead she underwent a surgical procedure Tuesday on her hip and will continue reh...[Read on]
WNBA star Swin Cash part of historic all-female sports show
USA Basketball released its official training-camp roster on Monday and a big name was curiously not included, three-time WNBA champion Swin Cash. But Cash said she retired from the national team after the London Olympics, winning her second gold medal. ...[Read on]
TV Alert: National broadcast for WNBA playoffs opening round
Here's the TV schedule for the WNBA playoffs. The Storm did not advance and will be in the draft lottery for the first time since the 2004 draft. Where Seattle will pick in April will be decided on Thursday during halftime of San Antonio's matchup agains...[Read on]
VIDEO: Seattle Storm beats Atlanta, spoils Shoni Schimmel's homecoming
Seattle (11-20) played one of its best games of the season on Thursday at KeyArena to stay alive in the postseason hunt. My game story about the 88-68 win against Atlanta is mostly about rookie Shoni Schimmel's return to the Northwest. Here's highlights a...[Read on]
WNBA star Becky Hammon becomes second female to coach in the NBA
San Antonio PG Becky Hammon continues to break barriers. On Tuesday, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich named her to his staff as an assistant coach. Terms weren't released but the move makes Hammon the second woman to serve as a coach during the regular-season i...[Read on]
Coach Chris Gobrecht's return part of UW's nonconference schedule
Washington coach Mike Neighbors took to his Instagram account to announce the 2014-15 nonconference schedule. The second-year coach used Twitter to make his announcement last season, sitting in an airport to give spinets about each opponent. Below is th...[Read on]
Transcript: Karen Bryant's farewell speech as longtime Storm executive
Karen Bryant officially retired Thursday as the Storm's longtime executive. She was the organization's first employee hired in 1999 and ushered the 15-year-old franchise through four ownership changes, two WNBA championships and one break from the NBA. F...[Read on]