Denver Nuggets hire WNBA star Sue Bird as basketball operation associate

Posted: 2:21 PM, Nov 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-16 21:21:51Z

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets are adding reigning WNBA Champion Sue Bird to their staff.

Bird, who currently plays with the Seattle Storm, joins the Nuggets front office as a basketball operation associate.

“We are very excited to have Sue join our organization,” said President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly. “Her resume certainly speaks for itself and as a still active player she will offer an extremely unique perspective.”

Bird was the first overall draft pick when she was selected by the Storm in 2002 and since then, she’s earned 11 All-Star bids and won three championships with the team.

She currently ranks first in the WNBA in career games (508), career minutes played (16,173) and assists (2,831).

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