The WNBA team opens May 20 at KeyArena against Phoenix.

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The Storm will open its 2018 WNBA season May 20 at KeyArena against Phoenix, with a 6 p.m. tipoff, the team announced in releasing its schedule Thursday.

The first 3,000 fans on opening night get a Sue Bird bobblehead doll. Bird became the WNBA’s all-time leader in assists, with 2,610, last season.

Other bobblehead-doll nights include Jewell Loyd on June 15 against the Connecticut Sun and Breanna Stewart on July 8 against the Washington Mystics.

Former University of Washington star Kelsey Plum, the all-time leading scorer in NCAA women’s basketball history, and the Las Vegas Aces take on the Storm at KeyArena on May 31 and again on June 19.

The Seattle Pride weekend game will be June 22 against the Indiana Fever.

On the court, in addition to Bird, Seattle welcomes back its core, including Stewart, the league’s second-leading scorer last season at 19.9 points per game, and guard Loyd, who averaged a career- high 17.7 points per game.

Dan Hughes is the team’s new head coach. Hughes is the all-time leader in WNBA games coached and is the third-winningest coach in league history.