It was a pretty busy Monday for the New Orleans Pelicans with a highlight being the hiring of former WNBA player Swin Cash to the front office.
“We are beyond thrilled to welcome Swin Cash and her family to the New Orleans Pelicans,” said Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations David 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 was named Vice President of Basketball Operations/Team Development by Griffin. She was previously the director of franchise development for the New York Liberty after her 15-year career in the WNBA.
“I am so excited to join the New Orleans Pelicans as Vice President of Basketball Operations/Team Development,” said Cash. “I want to extend my sincere gratitude to Mrs. Benson, David Griffin and the Pelicans organization for the opportunity to serve in a leadership role in the front office. 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 organzation’s basketball culture on the court and in the community.”
Off the court, Cash has covered sports and culture for several different media outlets such as Turner Sports and CBS Sports networks. She is also the founder of Swin Cash Enterprises LLC, Cash Building Blocks, an urban development company that renovates and offers affordable homes for low income families, and the Cash for Kids Foundation, whose mission is to motivate, educate & elevate kids through physical fitness, nutrition, education, cultural trips, and sports camps.