A UConn legend and former New York Liberty player in Swin Cash has reportedly secured a senior front-office position with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe.
Lowe has the official title for Cash being the vice president of basketball operations and team development, which has the duties of guiding player development and scouting among others.
The Pelicans have been revamping their front office, with new president of basketball operations David Griffin leading the way. Griffin has also brought in Trajan Langdon to be the team's new GM.
So how does this affect the Knicks? After being waived by the Liberty in 2016 at the end of her career, Cash took up an analyst role with MSG Networks focusing on the Knicks. Most recently, she did draft breakdowns with Wally Szczerbiak that looked at potential Knicks draft picks, including RJ Barrett.
Now with the Pelicans, there is also the Anthony Davis angle with the Knicks looking to trade for him this summer. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Griffin has laid down the framework for what a deal would look like to make a successful trade, and Cash will be among those finalizing anything that gets done. Having someone familiar with the Knicks and what they have to offer could certainly aid in making a deal to New York work out.
Cash spent 15 years in the WNBA, where she averaged 10.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists while shooting 40.7 percent from the field in 432 career games. Drafted by the Detroit Shock out of UConn, Cash would become a two-time All-Star there before moving on to the Seattle Storm, collecting two All-Star appearances there as well. She has had stints with the Chicago Sky, Atlanta Dream, and New York Liberty in her career.
Cash also has two Olympic gold medals to her name from 2004 and 2012. She was named one of the WNBA's top 20 Best and Most Influential players as well.
In 2017, Cash would return to the Liberty, this time in the front office as the director of franchise development -- a role she held up until this new hiring.