Craig Meyer profiles former McKeesport and WNBA star Swin Cash, who is in her first season as the director of franchise development for the New York Liberty.
"People laugh at Swin Cash when she says it, even to this day, but her belief has never lacked sincerity or seriousness — the former basketball star began planning for her retirement the day she was drafted into the WNBA.
Even while she excelled on the court, her mind would occasionally drift to her life away from it. She thought of how much she was putting into her 401K. There were her aspirations of one day working in television, perhaps even hosting her own show. When presented with opportunities to play abroad during the offseason, she would turn down the lucrative offers, opting instead to remain stateside and pursue ventures that prepared her for a life away from the sport.
That life may have been far in the distance, but to Cash, it always seemed much closer. And after years of visualizing it, that proverbial next step has arrived.
Following a 15-year professional career, Cash, a McKeesport native, is in her first season as the director of franchise development for the New York Liberty, a first-of-its-kind position in the league catered to a one-of-a-kind individual. In her new role, and in a different phase of her life and career, Cash is approaching her work in the same way she did on the court."