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Swin Cash Announces That She Will Retire At The End Of Season

Longtime WNBA great Swin Cash plans to enjoy one final curtain call.

The New York Liberty forward announced on Tuesday that she will retire following the 2016 season, her 15th in the WNBA. She made the announcement in an essay on The Players’ Tribune titled, “Curtain Call.”

“Basketball has given me the opportunities of many lifetimes,” Cash wrote. “It was truly my first love. It took my hand and pulled me beyond the pitfalls of my environment, and all over this country and the world — and then brought me back home again.”

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Cash has played for five different WNBA teams, winning three titles — two with the Detroit Shock (2003, 2006) and one with the Seattle Storm (2010). She also won two NCAA championships with the University of Connecticut (2000, 2002) and two Olympic gold medals with the U.S. Women’s National Team (2004, 2012).

A four-time WNBA All-Star and two-time All-Star Game MVP, Cash was waived by the Liberty before the opening of the 20th season and then re-signed on May 24.

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