The Connecticut Sun is happy to announce Morgan Tuck has been hired as Director of Franchise Development for the organization.
Tuck brings her winning mentality and leadership skills to develop key community initiatives throughout the state of Connecticut. Understanding the athlete’s mentality and the importance of today’s social justice movement, she will be able to bridge the gap between the court and the community to develop an integrated community, social justice and fan development plan for the Sun.
“I am thrilled to welcome Morgan Tuck back to the Connecticut Sun organization,” said Team President, Jennifer Rizzotti. “She brings a championship level pedigree and a thorough understanding of what it takes to be successful on and off the court as a WNBA athlete. Our players will benefit from that experience as we continue to build on the culture of success here in Connecticut. And as we look to the future, Morgan will be an integral part of our strategy to connect with key stakeholders in our community.”
On March 15, 2021, the five-year veteran announced her retirement from the WNBA. She saw action in 125 games during her career and made back-to-back WNBA Finals appearances. In 2019, she helped the Sun force a five-game series against Washington in the finals and in 2020 she won the championship with the Seattle Storm.
Tuck was drafted by Connecticut in 2016 as the third overall pick. She spent four seasons with the Sun and appeared in 115 games. In 2020 she was traded to Seattle along with the No. 11 overall pick in that year’s draft. In exchange, Connecticut received a first-round pick (No. 7) for the same year. She concluded her WNBA career with 642 points, 273 rebounds and 97 assists.
“Morgan was a popular and terrific teammate during her time with the Sun,” said Curt Miller, head coach and general manager. “She has won at every level and has the unique ability to help elevate the success of people and teams she is a part of. After her retirement, it was a goal to bring her back to Connecticut. We are truly excited about her new role with the Sun”.
Prior to her time in the league, Tuck helped lead UConn women’s basketball to four consecutive national championships. In her senior year she earned WBCA All-American and AP Second Team All-America honors.
“I’m happy to be starting this new chapter of my career and returning to the Connecticut Sun organization,” said Tuck. “We are looking forward to creating and developing new innovative ways to improve the fan and community experience.”
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