I have personally been an advocate for women joining the NBA and picking up front office and coaching positions. Sue Bird is my GOAT of the WNBA and she is extremely gifted in basketball. The Nuggets have hired Bird as a Basketball Operations Associate.
She played 16 seasons in the WNBA with the Seattle Storm and was an 11x All-Star. As well as a 3x WNBA champion in Seattle. Denver is getting a decorated and highly experienced front office member.
This is a big step in NBA culture for women to begin to flourish. She now joins a small select of women that are working in higher positions. Hopefully this can be a gateway and multiple women (especially retired WNBA players) can be head coaches and lead teams to championships.
My expectations for Bird will be helping the guards in Denver develop and use her IQ to scout for top level talent to acquire