WNBA star Bird joins Nuggets’ front-office team

WNBA superstar Sue Bird has joined the front-office team of the Nuggets.

The Denver Nuggets have added a three-time champion and 11-time All-Star to their front office.

According to the team, Sue Bird has joined the Nuggets’ front-office staff, president of basketball operations Tim Connelly announced Friday.

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

Bird is coming off her 16th season in the WNBA, having played her entire career with the Seattle Storm. The former University of Connecticut great won two NCAA championships as point guard for the Huskies and was the No. 1 overall selection in the 2002 WNBA draft.

She said she is looking forward to joining Denver’s braintrust.

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

Bird was named to the WNBA All-Decade team in 2006, has been All-WNBA first-team five times and All-WNBA second-team three times and ranks first in the WNBA in career games (508), first in career minutes played (16,173), first in assists (2,831), third in points (6,154), third in made 3-pointers (855) and fifth in steals (652).