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Denver Nuggets add Sue Bird to front-office staff as basketball operations associate

Seattle Storm's Sue Bird calls the play at

Seattle Storm's Sue Bird calls the play at mid-court against the Liberty on Aug. 6, 2018 at Madison Square Garden. Credit: George A. Faella

Syosset native Sue Bird was added to the Denver Nuggets' front office staff, the team announced on Friday afternoon.

Bird, a point guard who won her third WNBA title in her 16th season with the Seattle Storm in September, will be a basketball operations associate, Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly said.

“We are very excited to have Sue join our organization,” Connelly in a statement. “Her resume certainly speaks for itself and as a still-active player she will offer an extremely unique perspective.”

According to a news release from the Storm, Bird will have an apprenticeship with the Nuggets to allow her to "develop her off-the-court skills in basketball operations."

Bird is an 11-time WNBA All-Star who holds numerous league records. She ranks first 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).

She grew up in Syosset but played her high school ball at Christ the King in Queens. Bird then won two national titles playing for Connecticut. She also has won four Olympic gold medals while playing for the U.S. national team.

Bird, who turned 38 last month, has given no indication when she will retire as a player and is expected to play for the Storm in 2019.

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

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