Sue Bird jokes with reporters as she talks about her new role as basketball operations assistant for the Denver Nuggets before an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — Sue Bird, basketball operations associate for the Denver Nuggets. The title has a nice ring to it.Sue Bird, point guard for the Seattle Storm. Now that’s a title she’s not quite ready to give up.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award John Wall leads Wizards past Lakers Bird has spent the last month with the Nuggets, hitting the road to help out with some scouting. The 38-year-old is receiving a first-class education in another side of the game and it gives her something to ponder down the road.That is, when she’s shot her last jumper. The basketball fire still burns after wrapping up her 16th WNBA season with a championship in September.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I’m a player. I’m still focused on my playing career. I want to get the most out of that as possible,” Bird said Sunday night before the Nuggets hosted Toronto. “Whether I retire tomorrow or in 20 years, I just want to get as much out as I can. But with that I have an understanding that basketball’s not forever. At some point you’ve got to find something else, find your way, and that’s what’s so great about this. Hopefully with this process I can find out if I’m any good at this, if this is for me, and see what happens.”Bird was brought on board through a conversation with Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly. He basically asked: What does she want to do when she’s done? No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I always thought front office work, being with the team day in and day out, that was something I wasn’t going to get to until I was done,” Bird said. “When he put it in a way I could do both it became extremely attractive.”Admittedly, the learning curve has been steep.“It’s a lot of players. It’s a lot of teams,” said Bird, who’s helped the Storm to three titles. “There’s a lot of history that I’m stepping into now and having to learn about. The one thing you learn is when you can step out your comfort zone and be uncomfortable you see what you’re made of and who you are.”Bird’s quickly gotten up to speed in her role as a scout. Then again, the Nuggets expected nothing less as they’re off to a sizzling start.“She’s been an asset,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “Anybody who has a resume Sue has is going to help any organization.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title A native of New York, Bird played for Connecticut and helped the Huskies to two NCAA championships. She was taken by Seattle with the No. 1 pick in the 2002 WNBA draft.Since then, she’s become one of the league’s most decorated players.And now, she’s becoming part of a growing community of women in the NBA. Kristi Toliver was added to Washington’s staff of assistant coaches, and Chasity Melvin became an assistant coach with Charlotte’s G League affiliate in Greensboro, North Carolina. There are also trailblazers such as San Antonio assistant Becky Hammon, former Sacramento assistant Nancy Lieberman, Dallas assistant Jenny Boucek, Clippers G League assistant Natalie Nakase and Memphis analyst Nicki Gross.“There’s something nice about being part of a trailblazing group,” Bird said. “It’s hard to look at myself that way because I look at Lisa Leslie and Sheryl Swoops and Rebecca Lobo and Dawn Staley in that way. … I know in 20 years I’ll be looked at as part of that group I just named.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
Heartthrob of many, Shahrukh Khan popularly known as Bollywood’s King Khan is one such actor who has a fan following from ever age group. He has proved his worth not only as an ace actor but also as a kind and generous human being. There are many actors in the B-town who are just high school pass or even less. But SRK is not only a graduate from one of the best Indian colleges, Hans Raj College, but has also been excellent in sports. Recently, a copy of his admission form has been shared by a portal related to the Delhi University called DU Times and the actor’s marks in English came under a lot of criticism.Low marks in English As per a First Post report, in the form, his marks in the subjects of physics and math are also mentioned, but people are occupied with the outrage over his English scores.The form shows that he obtained only 51/100 in English, after which many Facebook users have been commenting on how difficult is it to get admission nowadays with such marks. Lots of support floating in Several people are stumped that Khan can speak English so well despite scoring only half of the total marks in this particular paper. But then, there are those fans who have been supporting him and feel that marks have got nothing to do with one’s success and it is only one’s hard work which decide a man’s future. I’m proud of SRK: Hans Raj College principal The Hans Raj College principal echoed their sentiments and said to Hindustan Times, “Sharing an admission form is not illegal but making fun of his marks is not right. Students should understand that the scenario was different back then. The marking scheme and checking was different and difficult back then. I feel proud that Shah Rukh is from my college and marks don’t matter, it is the overall development that matters.”advertisement One such Facebook user remarked, ”Well, some people here are commenting that he did not score well enough. He got a 74.25 per cent and this was probably somewhere around 1983-84. I guess this meant a pretty decent grade back then.”Read: 82-year-old Om Prakash Chautala passes Class 12 from Tihar Jail with first divisionRead: Thinking of dropping out from school, son of Rajasthan labourer clears Class 12 board exam with 98 per centFor information on more latest news and updates, click here.