On Thursday, the Chicago Sky announced that Awvee Storey was hired as an assistant coach on Amber Stocks’ staff. Storey was on the Mystics’ basketball operations staff for five seasons as a player personnel manager. While with the Mystics, Storey was involved with player development and scouting — he did a lot of work behind the scenes.
Storey also played in the NBA between 2004 to 2008 where he played for the New Jersey (now Brooklyn Nets) from 2004-05, the Wizards from 2005-06, and the Milwaukee Bucks in 2007-08. He also played many seasons in Europe and Asia as a player before retiring and joining the Mystics in 2011.
If there’s a moment in Storey’s Wizards stint that I find particularly memorable, it was on November 11, 2005 when the Wizards beat the now-Oklahoma City Thunder, 137-96 at the building now known as Capital One Arena. Of course, there have been changes to team names and buildings since then.
In 2005, the Thunder was the Seattle SuperSonics, and the Capital One Arena was called the MCI Center — Verizon didn’t take the naming rights until later that season.
In that game, Storey played 14 minutes off the bench and scored 13 points on 5 of 6 shooting. Caron Butler came off the bench as well, scoring 24 to lead all bench players. Yes. Butler came off the bench in his first games as a Wizards player.
Congratulations to Storey on his new position with the Sky.