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Bird accepting role as mentor: Storm to start playoffs Friday vs. West’s top seed

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If it were August, and her repaired knee felt like it does now, you’d see a different Sue Bird.

You’d see Bird trying to coax Storm coach Brian Agler into letting her practice in hopes of making a return to the lineup for the postseason.

But as the Storm prepares for its league-record 10th consecutive WNBA playoff appearance, Bird is content to concentrate on her injury rehab.

Bird, a seven-time All-Star, had offseason knee surgery. She joined the team this…

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