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VP of Basketball Operations/Team Development,
New Orleans Pelicans

Swin Cash currently serves as the Vice President of Basketball Operations & Team Development for the New Orleans Pelicans.

Selected number two overall by Detroit in the 2002 WNBA Draft out of the University of Connecticut, Cash helped the Huskies win national championships in 2000 and 2002 and was named the 2002 Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player.

During her illustrious 15-year WNBA career, Cash appeared in nearly 500 regular season games with the Detroit Shock, Seattle Storm, Chicago Sky and New York Liberty. A three-time WNBA champion (2003, 2006, 2010), four-time WNBA All-Star (2003, 2005, 2009, 2011), and two-time WNBA All-Star Game MVP (2009, 2011), Swin also helped lead the U.S. Women’s National Team to two Olympic gold medals (2004, 2012) and was named one of the WNBA’s Top 20 Best and Most Influential players.

Following her retirement from playing at the conclusion of the 2016 WNBA season, Swin remained with the New York Liberty and assumed a first-of-its-kind WNBA front office position as Director of Franchise Development in 2017. Cash also went on to cover sports and culture for several different media outlets, including Turner Sports, CBS Sports, and MSG Network.

Swin has received an honorary doctorate from Washington & Jefferson College for public service. She has also been recognized by the Smithsonian Museum – Heinz History Center with the History Makers Award, received the March of Dimes New York Sportswoman of the Year and the Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.

Off the court, Swin is the founder of Cash Building Blocks, an urban development company that renovates and offers affordable homes for low income families. She also founded Cash for Kids, a charity whose mission is to motivate, educate & elevate kids through physical fitness, nutrition, education, cultural trips, and sports camps. She is proud to have worked extensively with the NBA as a global ambassador for social responsibility and civil rights.

Although Swin holds many titles, there are none greater to her than that of a wife to her husband – Steve Canal and mother to their sons – Saint Cash-Canal and Syer Max Cash-Canal.