Seattle Storm To Retire Lauren Jackson’s Jersey

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Storm will honor three-time WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson by retiring her No. 15 jersey on July 15.

The Storm announced their plans Thursday to honor Jackson. The jersey retirement will be the first in franchise history and take place when the Storm host Washington.

Jackson retired from basketball in late March. She spent her entire 12-year WNBA career with Seattle, helping lead the Storm to titles in 2004 and 2010. But she hadn’t played a full season since 2010 — playing just 13 games in 2011 and nine in 2012 — because of numerous surgeries on her right knee and other ailments including a left Achilles tendon injury.

Jackson was named to the extended roster for Australia for the Rio Olympics, which would have been her fifth, but decided to retire instead.

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