On Friday, The Denver Nuggets added 11-time All-star, 3-time WNBA Champion, and WNBA Legend, Sue Bird to the front office as Basketball Operations Associate.
Sue Bird is still playing in the WNBA which offers a unique perspective into basketball. Bird is like a championship magnet. She won 2 NCAA Championships with the UConn Huskies, and 4 in the EuroLeague. That is 9 championship rings in her basketball career.
Denver Nuggets add 3x champ and WNBA legend Sue Bird to front office staff pic.twitter.com/v30Si5d7gt
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Bird was pick 2nd overall in the 2002 WNBA draft, and she has been with the Seattle Storm for her entire career. On the court she averages 10.1 pts per game, 7.1 assists, and 1.7 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets have added Sue Bird to their front office staff as Basketball Operation Associate, the NBA team announced Friday. Said Bird: “I’m really excited … I’m thankful for the opportunity and look forward to learning from some of the best.”
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This will be a great opportunity for Bird, but an even better opportunity for the Denver Nuggets to get a champion on their sideline to help them get their own championship.