WNBA Champ Sue Bird Joins Denver Nuggets as Basketball Operations Associate

WNBA Champ Sue Bird Joins Denver Nuggets as Basketball Operations Associate

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The 11-time WNBA All-Star will join the Denver Nuggets as a Basketball Operations Associate this season

Three-time WNBA Champion Sue Bird will join the Denver Nuggets’ front office as a Basketball Operations Associate this season. The apprenticeship will allow the active Seattle Storm point guard to develop her off-the-court skills in basketball operations.

“I’m really excited to join the Denver Nuggets organization,” said Bird. “I’m thankful for the opportunity and look forward to learning from some of the best.”

Tim Connelly, the Nuggets’ President of Basketball Operations, approached Bird with the offer.

“We are very excited to have Sue join our organization,” said Connelly, who began his NBA career as a basketball operations intern in 1996 with the Washington Wizards. “Her résumé certainly speaks for itself and as a still active player she will offer an extremely unique perspective.”

Bird recently wrapped up her 16th season in the WNBA which saw her earn her 11th All-Star bid and third WNBA Championship, all with the Seattle Storm. The New York native attended the University of Connecticut where she won two National Championships before being selected first overall by Seattle in the 2002 WNBA Draft. Bird was named to the WNBA All-Decade team in 2006, has been All-WNBA First Team five times and All-WNBA Second Team three times and currently ranks first in the WNBA in career games (508), first in career minutes played (16,173), first in assists (2,831), third in points (6,154), third in made three-pointers (855) and fifth in steals (652).

The Nuggets boast a 10-5 record after winning nine of their first 10 games, which marked their best 10-game start since the 1976-77 campaign.

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