WNBA star Sue Bird joining Nuggets' front-office staff as basketball operation associate
Bird has played 16 seasons with the Seattle Storm that includes three WNBA titles and 11 All-Star appearances
The Denver Nuggets are making a high-profile hire to add to their front office.
On Friday, the Nuggets announced that 11-time WNBA All-Star Sue Bird will be joining their front-office staff. Bird will become a Basketball Operation Associate, according to a press release from the team.
"We are very excited to have Sue join our organization," Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly said. "Her resume certainly speaks for itself and as a still active player she will offer an extremely unique perspective."
Bird has played all 16 seasons for the Seattle Storm and averaged double-figures in each of those campaigns. The veteran point guard is fresh off winning her third WNBA title, but it was her first since the 2010 season.
Despite taking this position with the Nuggets, Bird still hasn't hinted that she plans on retiring anytime soon. Following the Storm's WNBA championship in 2018, Bird said "I'm not even thinking about retiring." Bird also alluded to the fact that she's still under contract with the team.
Bird was originally the Storm's No. 1 overall pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft after a stellar collegiate career at Connecticut.
"I'm really excited to join the Denver Nuggets organization," Bird said. "I'm thankful for the opportunity and look forward to learning from some of the best."
Bird, 38, was named to the WNBA All-Decade team back in 2006. She also qualified for the All-WNBA First Team on five different occasions while her 6,154 points are third in WNBA history. Bird is also the all-time assists leaders in league history with 2,831 and 5.6 assists per contest over the course of her WNBA career.
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