Monique Currie retires from WNBA, moves on to Nike

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From swish to swoosh.

On her 36th birthday, the Washington Mystics’ Monique Currie announced she will be hanging up her jersey after a 13-year career in the WNBA.

Currie played in the Nation’s Capital from 2007-14 and once again in 2018.

Her career in the sports realm is anything but over as she will move to work at Nike’s corporate headquarters in Portland, Oregon.

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It’s my birthday today but 2019 has really been a tough year for me! Shed more thug tears these past two months than I’ve done in my entire life. I lost my grandma in January and my uncle this month so it’s been rough. Despite it all there’s much to be grateful for and I’m excited about my 36TH year on this earth! So many changes to come! I’m officially retired from the WNBA and will be moving to Portland to work at NIKE’s headquarters! This is a sneaker heads dream come true! Thank you to all that have supported me along the way, I appreciate you more than you know. Let the turn up begin 🤗 Meet me at my favorite spot tonight! You already know 😎

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Currie averaged 10.3 points and 4.1 rebounds in her career and was part of the Mystics’ two ever best teams – 2010 and 2018, the latter of which made the WNBA Finals.

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