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Sun, WNBA Teams Bound To Chase 'Seattle Stew'

Sun, WNBA Teams Bound To Chase 'Seattle Stew'

BRISTOL — Mitchell Etess, who knows his way around a casino floor better than anyone, knew the odds weren't good. At 17.8 percent, in fact, they were roughly 5-to-1 against Breanna Stewart being one of the starting five introduced at the 2016 Sun opener.

"If anybody knows, it really doesn't have anything to do with luck, it's me," Etess, the Mohegan Sun CEO, said Thursday night after the WNBA lottery left him with the No. 3 pick.

But, man, it still stings when you don't land a player that ebullient Seattle Storm coach Jenny Boucek called "the future."

Seattle Stew.

She is the UConn thoroughbred every WNBA team wanted. She is the basketball...