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PostPosted: 11/16/18 4:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Denver Nuggets Add Sue Bird to Front Office Staff

The Denver Nuggets have added current WNBA Champion Sue Bird to their front office staff as Basketball Operation Associate, President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.

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PostPosted: 11/16/18 5:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

(I split this off because I think it's worth its own thread)

Nice move, Nuggets


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PostPosted: 11/16/18 7:18 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I wonder what she is actually going to do. Basketball operation could mean anything from hiring and firing GM's and coaches, to making sure the game balls are inflated correctly and the light bill for the arena is paid.


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PostPosted: 11/16/18 8:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Awesome! I'm so proud of our ladies. Recently, so many have been quite proactive about preparing for life after bball. It's a beautiful thing!


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PostPosted: 11/17/18 2:14 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Congrats Sue!!!!


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PostPosted: 11/17/18 12:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So this seems to suggest she isn't looking to get into coaching after her playing days.


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PostPosted: 11/19/18 5:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

There's a little more in this article.
Since retiring from playing overseas during the WNBA's offseason, Bird has used the winter to check out possible post-playing careers. Most notably, she has broadcast women's college basketball games for ESPN. However, she figured getting into coaching or a front-office role would have to wait until after her career.

"I never thought of myself in a place to really seek that out because I was still playing," Bird said. "I shouldn't sit here and say this was my end goal, but of course coaching has always crossed my mind, of course what it takes to build a championship team now that I've been part of a few, it always crosses my mind."

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PostPosted: 01/16/19 1:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

LI's Sue Bird among women coaches, execs who are knocking on NBA's door

With Becky Hammon becoming Gregg Popovich's top assistant with the San Antonio Spurs and the Indiana Pacers hiring Kelly Krauskopf to be the league's first female assistant general manager, there is an air of opportunity for women in the NBA.

Bird, who helped lead Seattle to a WNBA title this past summer, is spending her “offseason” working as an associate in basketball operations for the Denver Nuggets. She is one of more than 20 current or former WNBA players and coaches who are working in the NBA or G League this season.

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