Four-Time WNBA Champion Sue Bird Joins Seattle Storm Ownership Group

Oct 6, 2020; Bradenton, Florida, USA; Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (10) poses with the championship trophy.
Oct 6, 2020; Bradenton, Florida, USA; Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird (10) poses with the championship trophy. / Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports
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Seattle Storm legend Sue Bird has officially joined the team's ownership group, Force 10 Hoops, the franchise announced on Wednesday.

Bird played 20 seasons in Seattle and retired after the 2022 season. She helped the team win four WNBA titles, earned 13 All-Star honors, was named to eight All-WNBA teams and won five Olympic gold medals with Team USA.

“As a player, I poured my heart into every game for the Seattle Storm, and now, as part of the ownership group, I am thrilled to continue contributing to the growth of the game,” Bird said in a press release. “Investing in women’s sports isn’t just about passion; it’s smart business. It’s about recognizing the immense talent, dedication, and market potential our league has always had. Force 10 Hoops and the Storm have been at the forefront of this for decades. Together, we’re not just shaping the future of basketball, but also paving the way for a more equitable and inclusive society.”

Bird left a lasting legacy with the Storm franchise after she retired. Her No. 10 jersey was retired last June, just months after she left the game. Now Bird will be part of the franchise for the foreseeable future.


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