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.

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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.