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Sue Chicken’s No. 10 Jersey to Be Retired by Seattle Storm on June 11

Erin WalshJanuary 19, 2023AP Photo/Lindsey WassonThe Seattle Storm announced Thursday that they will retire Sue Bird’s No. 10 jersey on June 11 before a matchup against the Washington Mystics at Climate Pledge Arena.Seattle Storm @seattlestormEtched in 𝐇𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐘 ⛈️🐐 The Storm will retire Sue Bird’s No. 10 jersey June 11! #10forever retired following the 2022

Sue Chicken’s No. 10 Jersey to Be Retired by Seattle Storm on June 11

Erin WalshJanuary 19, 2023

Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird puts her hands over her heart as she acknowledges fans chanting her name after her team was eliminated from the playoffs by the Las Vegas Aces in Game 4 of a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal, making it her last career game, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, in Seattle. The Aces beat the Storm 97-92 to advance to the WNBA Finals. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

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The Seattle Storm announced Thursday that they are going to retire Sue Chicken’s No. 10 jersey on June 11 earlier than a matchup towards the Washington Mystics at Local weather Pledge Enviornment.

Seattle Storm @seattlestorm

Etched in 𝐇𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐘 ⛈️🐐

The Storm will retire Sue Chicken’s No. 10 jersey June 11!

Chicken retired following the 2022 season.

“I’ve determined this will likely be my closing yr,” Chicken stated after asserting her plans in June, through ESPN’s Alexa Philippou. “I’ve liked each single minute, and nonetheless do, so gonna play my final yr, identical to this little woman performed her first.”

The Storm stated within the launch that different actions to honor Chicken will likely be introduced nearer to June 11.

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Chicken, broadly thought of one of the best level guard in WNBA historical past, spent her whole 21-year profession with the Storm, taking part in 19 seasons, after being chosen first total by the franchise within the 2002 WNBA draft. She completed her profession because the league’s all-time chief in video games, minutes and assists.

The 42-year-old appeared in 580 regular-season video games and averaged 11.7 factors, 2.5 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.3 steals whereas taking pictures 42.9 p.c from the ground and 39.2 p.c from deep.

Considered one of Chicken’s greatest seasons got here in 2011 when she averaged a career-high 14.7 factors in 34 video games, along with 2.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.4 steals whereas taking pictures 44.9 p.c from the ground and 42.8 p.c from deep.

The UConn product, who additionally received two NCAA titles with the Huskies, claimed a file 13 All-Star Sport alternatives, earned All-WNBA honors eight occasions and helped the Storm win 4 WNBA titles in 2004, 2010, 2018 and 2020.

Chicken joins Lauren Jackson as the one different participant to have her jersey retired by the Storm. Seattle retired Jackson’s No. 15 in 2016.

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