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Sue Bird Through The Years

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Sue Bird has an amazing 142-6 career record with USA Basketball, and she owns a 3.3 assists per game career average.

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Sue Bird is the most decorated FIBA World Cup athlete in history, male or female. She owns four World Cup gold medals (2002, 2010, 2014, 2018) and one bronze (2006). She is the only five-time FIBA World Cup medalist.

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Sue Bird, shown here at a post-game press conference in 2012, first played for USA Basketball at the 2000 R. William Jones Cup, where she averaged 4.3 assists per game to help the USA to a gold medal.

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Sue Bird gained more experience with USA Basketball in 2000 as a member of the USA Select Team that took on the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team in an exhibition contest in Hawaii.

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Sue Bird first stepped onto the court as a member of the USA National Team just days after winning the NCAA title in 2002.

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Prior to the 2002 FIBA World Cup, Sue Bird helped the USA to a 4-0 record at the Opals World Challenge in Newcastle and Sydney, Australia.

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At the 2002 FIBA World Cup, Sue Bird helped the USA to a 9-0 record and the gold medal. She was a perfect, 8-of-8 from the free throw line during the tournament.

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Prior to the 2004 Olympic Games, Sue Bird played in 13 games, recording wins in every contest with the USA National Team.

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Sue Bird celebrates after winning her first Olympic gold medal in Athens in 2004.

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With the USA National Team prior to the 2006 FIBA World Cup, Sue Bird played in four exhibition games.

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As the USA won bronze at the 2006 FIBA World Cup with an 8-1 record, Sue Bird started in all nine games and contributed a tournament-leading 4.6 assists per game to go with 7.7 points and 1.4 rebounds per game.

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Playing with the 2007 USA Select Team, Sue Bird helped the USA to a silver medal and a 3-2 record at the FIBA World League Tournament in Russia.

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With the 2007 USA National Team, Sue Bird (left) earned two wins in exhibitions against Australia and eight wins during the USA’s college tour throughout the United States. She is pictured here alongside her fellow University of Connecticut alumni Swin Cash (center) and Diana Taurasi (right) after the USA defeated the Huskies.

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Sue Bird helped the USA qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games with a 5-0 record and gold-medal finish at the 2007 Tournament of the Americas.

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Sue Bird helped the USA to a 3-0 exhibition record prior to the Beijing Olympics.

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At the 2008 Olympic Games, Sue Bird won her second Olympic gold medal. She started in all eight wins and averaged 3.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.

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Traveling to Russia for the 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational, Sue Bird started in all three wins and contributed 6.3 points, 4.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game to help the USA National Team to a gold medal.

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Ahead of the 2010 FIBA World Cup, Sue Bird played in one exhibition game, which was the USA National Team against WNBA All-Stars in the Stars at the Sun game in Connecticut.

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Sue Bird accepts the 2010 FIBA World Cup trophy. She averaged 5.6 points and 2.9 assists per game as the USA finished 9-0 to win the gold medal.

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Sue Bird played in three games with the USA National Team in 2012 prior to the start of the London Olympics.

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At the 2012 Olympics in London, Sue Bird started in all eight USA wins, and she averaged 6.1 points and 4.5 assists per game as she won her third Olympic gold medal.

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Tamika Catchings, Tina Charles and Sue Bird discuss strategy during a break in action at the London Olympics.

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Starting in all five games with the 2014 USA National Team, which tallied a 4-1 record, Sue Bird contributed 4.0 points, 2.6 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game.

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At the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Sue Bird started in all six U.S. wins as the USA won a gold medal. 2014 was Bird’s fourth World Cup appearance.

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Sue Bird (left) contributed 5.8 points and 2.3 assists per game as the 2015 USA National Team went 4-0 during its European Tour.

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Starting in all four exhibition wins with the 2016 USA National Team, Sue Bird dished out 4.8 assists per game during the friendlies.

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At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Sue Bird won her fourth Olympic gold medal, starting in all seven games in which she played. She contributed 3.7 points and 4.4 assists per game as the USA finished 8-0 to capture a sixth-straight Olympic gold medal.

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Sue Bird played in one exhibition game with the USA National Team in 2018.

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At the 2018 FIBA World Cup, Sue Bird made her fifth World Cup appearance and won her fourth World Cup gold medal. She started in all five games in which she played and averaged 4.0 points and a team-leading 4.8 assists per game.

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In the USA women’s World Cup record book, Sue Bird is No. 1 in career games played (36) and career assists (107).

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Including two games against U.S. college teams and the USA’s 3-0 record and gold medal at the FIBA Americas Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament, Sue Bird (left) started in five games with the USA National Team in 2019, and she averaged 4.6 points and 6.6 assists per game. She is pictured here with USA head coach Dawn Staley, who Bird previously had played alongside on USA teams.

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Sue Bird suited up in two USA National Team wins against college teams in 2020, as well as in two of the USA’s three wins at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Serbia. Over those four games, she averaged 4.5 points and 5.3 assists per game.

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Sue Bird (center) and Diana Taurasi (right) have won numerous championships together, including four Olympic gold medals, three FIBA World Cup gold medals, one FIBA Americas Championship gold medal, one NCAA title and four EuroLeague crowns.

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Sue Bird is one of just 11 players to have won an Olympic gold medal, FIBA World Cup gold medal, WNBA title and NCAA title. (Swin Cash, Tamika Catchings, Cynthia Cooper, Asjha Jones, Brittney Griner, Maya Moore, Breanna Stewart, Sheryl Swoopes, Diana Taurasi and Kara Wolters complete the list.)

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