Seattle Storm star and five-time Olympic gold medalist Sue Bird says the 2022 season will be her last playing in the WNBA.
The announcement by the 41-year-old ended any speculation about her future.
She acknowledged in February when she re-signed with Seattle that this would likely be her final season.
Bird strongly considered retirement after last season before choosing to return for a 19th season as a player.
She missed two seasons because of injuries.
Bird is a four-time WNBA champion, 12-time All-Star and the oldest player in the league.
She has spent her entire WNBA career with Seattle since becoming the No. 1 pick in 2002 following her storied college career at UConn.