After 13 seasons in the WNBA, Monique “Mo” Currie announced her retirement as well as the next chapter in her life by becoming the newest addition to the Nike team.
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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 ?
Currie had an impressive college career with the Duke Blue Devils. She averaged 15 points and 6 rebounds during her time in Durham and was then drafted third overall by the Charlotte Sting in 2006. After the franchise folded in 2007, she was acquired by the Chicago Sky and then played for Phoenix, San Antonio and ultimately landed in her hometown of D.C. and played for the Washington Mystics.
Although her final season ended in a Finals loss to the Seattle Storm, Currie’s newest venture will place a higher emphasis on creating better products for players of the WNBA and women in general.
In an ESPN article written by Mechelle Voepel, Currie said, “I’m always going to be an advocate for women’s basketball in getting the proper exposure.” In addition to that, Currie realizes the influence she now holds with working in Nike HQ. “I’ll have a chance to meet the people who make those decisions… so they know how important women’s basketball is to so many people,” Currie said.
Currie starts on April 1, 2019 as a product line manager for Nike sportswear, Fuelband and footwear.