UNCASVILLE, Conn. (WTNH) -- University of Connecticut alumnus Sue Bird and her former coach Geno Auriemma team up once again to fight for Olympic gold.
They still love Sue Bird in Connecticut, after all she's a winner with two National Championships, two Olympic gold medals and two WNBA titles.
"What I'm proud of is she left here and 10 years later she's the best point guard in the world," said coach Geno Auriemma.
Auriemma had Bird when she was the best point guard in college. He says she's smart, clutch, tough and talented.
This month Auriemma gets a chance to coach her again, this time as an Olympian. Bird is looking for another gold medal.
"There really is no explaining it," she said. "You've achieved something that, as a little girl is all I could really dream about. There was no professional league, I didn't dream about playing overseas, playing in the Olympics is it."
The United States dream team will be gunning for world supremacy with six former UConn Huskies on the roster. Bird hopes fan support can mirror the fan adoration she experienced in Storrs.
"I know when I was in college, I know you felt as if you had some extra moms, dads, grandma's, grandpa's out there," Bird said. "So I'm sure when they see us in the Olympics or WNBA there is still that connection."
A seven-time WNBA All-Star, Bird is showing no signs of slowing down, after all she's only 31.
"Yeah, thanks for throwing that in there! Here and there I think about it," she said abut retirement. "I don't want to finish and not know where I'm headed or what I'm going to be doing but at the same time I hope I have a couple more good years in me to figure it out. So obviously I haven't decided yet."
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