The New Orleans Pelicans confirmed Monday that they've hired former WNBA star Swin Cash as vice president of basketball operations and team development.
"I will use my experience as a professional athlete in the WNBA, vice president of the WNBPA, businesswoman, and philanthropist, along with the knowledge I've gained as a front office executive, to cultivate the organization's basketball culture on the court and in the community," Cash said in a statement.
The 39-year-old Cash will work under new team president David Griffin, who also hired Trajan Langdon as general manager in May.
"We are beyond thrilled to welcome Swin Cash and her family to the New Orleans Pelicans," said Griffin. "Her legendary experience as a player, champion and winner at every level, on and off the floor, represents everything we want this organization to be about. In addition to her background as an executive with the New York Liberty, Swin has a strong reputation as a thought leader in the area of player and human development, and her work as a global NBA/WNBA ambassador speaks to her incredible relationships throughout the league family."
Cash played 15 years in the WNBA - winning three championships - after a standout college career at UConn.