The Denver Nuggets are looking like one of the year’s dark-horse contenders. They are currently 10-5 and ranked third in the Western Conference standings. They have a quality young core in Nikola Jokic, Gary Harris and Jamal Murray with a capable supporting cast.
The Nuggets just got a lot more talented with the addition of WNBA legend Sue Bird to their front office as she looks to bring in her winning pedigree to the organization.
Per the Nuggets’ press release on the move:
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.
“We are very excited to have Sue join our organization,” said Connelly. “Her resume certainly speaks for itself and as a still active player she will offer an extremely unique perspective.”
Bird’s resume speaks for itself. The future Hall of Famer just finished winning her third WNBA championship with the Seattle Storm and recently became the WNBA’s all-time leader in assists. Aside from that, she is an 11-time WNBA All-Star, four-time Olympic Gold medalist, four-time EuroLeague champion and four-time NCAA champion. She’s excited for the opportunity to be part of the franchise in Denver:
“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,” said Bird.
Bird is known for having a tremendous basketball IQ and a penchant for making big shots during clutch situations. The Nuggets hope she can help their players so they can bring a championship to the Mile High City.