The Storm needs a coach, and there are plenty of questions about which players will return to a Seattle team that fell short of lofty expectations.
Seattle shoots a season-low 34.9 percent from the field and falls in the first-round elimination game for the second consecutive season.
Future Hall of Famers face off for perhaps their last time in the WNBA playoffs when the Storm plays at Phoenix on Wednesday.
Breanna Stewart scored 29 points to lead the Storm to an 85-80 victory over the Chicago Sky on Sunday.
Sue Bird sets WNBA career assists record, plus Storm gets help and earns playoff berth despite OT loss in Washington
The veteran has 2,610 career assists, surpassing the mark held by Ticha Penicheiro. The Storm got into the playoffs when Chicago and Atlanta each lost.
Seattle is at Washington on Friday and Chicago on Sunday to wrap up the regular season.
Seattle loses despite 33 points from Jewell Loyd; Bird gets only half of the six assists she needed to break the career WNBA mark.
With three games left in the regular season, Storm point guard Sue Bird is six assists shy of breaking Ticha Penicheiro’s all-time WNBA record.