Las Vegas Aces center Carolyn Swords has announced her retirement from the WNBA following an eight-year career. She has joined the Las Vegas Aces' front office as the team's marketing specialist.
Swords was drafted in the second round as the No. 15 overall pick of the 2011 WNBA Draft by the Chicago Sky. Her career included stops with the Sky, New York Liberty and Seattle Storm before her final stop with the Aces.
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The 6-foot-6 center averaged 3.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, shot 54-percent from the field while averaging 12 minutes per game during her career.
"I am incredibly grateful that my basketball career brought me to Las Vegas and allowed me to be a part of the launch of the Aces as a player," Swords said per release. "It has been an exciting two years and I am even more excited about the future as I transition into my new role with the front office."
Swords interned with the team's front office prior to the start of the 2019 season. That experience served as a tremendous opportunity to understand the business aspect of the franchise.
"My internship with the team was both a great introduction to the business of basketball and to the Las Vegas community. I am thrilled that the Aces have afforded me the opportunity to continue to be a part of this world and this city. I can't wait to get started working with this amazing staff." added Swords.
Her new role as marketing specialist will involve marketing plans and strategies for Aces home games and community events, in-game entertainment, mascot and dance team coordination, collaboration with media relations and social media strategies and cooperation with partnerships.