Kevin Garnett, known tall person and enjoyer of hoodies that stick to the back of your head, traveled to Denver for the latest episode of his “KG’s Area 21” feature to hang out with Sue Bird, the hoops legend who recently joined the Denver Nuggets front office as a basketball operations associate. Bird, who has maintained her desire to continue to play point guard for the WNBA’s Seattle Storm next season, has spent the last few months learning the ins and outs of scouting and preparing herself for life when her playing career ends.
She opened up to KG about what her experience has entailed, including some of the more unique parts of the job that requires using a regular pregame shootaround as an opportunity to scout.
“One of the first games I went to, I was like, ‘Oh, this is interesting!’ A lot of the GMs, a lot of the scouts, they go sit courtside. That’s nice. They just like to say hi to their friends and whatnot,” Bird said. “And then I was like, oh wait a minute. This is intel time. This is like, let me watch the 10th man on the bench who might not get in tonight, let me see how his workout is.”