Pels hire Swin Cash for senior front-office job

The New Orleans Pelicans are hiring former UConn and WNBA star Swin Cash for a senior front-office position, the team announced Monday.

The team named Cash vice president of basketball operations and team development, an official release said. She will scout, help guide player development on and off the floor and assume other roles within the organization.

This is the latest in a string of major hirings by David Griffin, the Pelicans' new executive president of basketball operations -- and the man charged with handling the Anthony Davis situation. Last month, Griffin hired Aaron Nelson, head of the Phoenix Suns' highly regarded training staff for two decades, as the Pelicans' new vice president of player care and performance. Two weeks later, Griffin hired Trajan Langdon away from the Brooklyn Nets to serve as the Pelicans' new general manager.

Cash, 39, played 15 seasons in the WNBA and made four All-Star teams. She was a member of the 2000 and 2002 national championship teams at UConn and won three WNBA titles. In 2017, the New York Liberty named Cash director of franchise development. She also has appeared across several television platforms in an analyst role, including on NBA TV last season with Griffin.