New York Liberty forward Swin Cash will retire from the WNBA following the 2016 season. Cash made the announcement Tuesday, via The Players’ Tribune.
Cash, 36, is a 15-year WNBA veteran and a four-time WNBA All-Star. She was the No. 2 pick in the 2002 draft by the then-Detroit Shock.
“This game brought me opportunities that I never thought possible”, Cash wrote. “Building a league, being a part of history. It has taken me back to my home to impact real change. It has helped me build my community, build families and build young women.
“Basketball has allowed me to live a life that I am fiercely proud of.
“And it has taken me to this moment — the beginning of my 15th and final season in the WNBA.”
It has truly been one heck of a journey for Cash. Two Olympic gold medals, two NCAA titles at Connecticut, and three WNBA titles, are among her many honors.
Cash’s leadership, endurance, and will to win are not only key components to this current Liberty roster, they’ve also garnered respect from her peers and fans around the world.
Swin Cash’s impact on the WNBA is a lasting one. Her legacy is cemented as one of the game’s most influential players and personalities. She’ll have the opportunity to show her gratitude to everyone that’s helped her along this journey, however, the WNBA now has their chance to extend their gratitude towards her.
It’s Swin Cash’s time, now, to take a bow.