Erin Phillips rejoins Dallas Wings with front office job

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 2: Erin Phillips
ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 2: Erin Phillips /

Last year, Erin Phillips was a co-captain for the Dallas Wings. Starting this week, she’ll provide a new source of leadership.

On Monday, Dallas announced that Phillips would rejoin the organization as Director of Player and Franchise Development. The 32-year-old was waived by the team in training camp earlier this month. A short time later, Phillips announced her retirement after nine seasons in the WNBA. She won’t be knocking down clutch three-pointers in her new assignment, but she can use her knowledge to guide a young Wings team.

“Erin has experienced success at every level of the game of basketball and has been a valuable member of our organization since joining the team,” said Greg Bibb, team president and chief executive officer, in a statement. “Having someone with her level of experience and past success involved with our team, both on and off the court, will help the Wings organization continue to grow and progress.”

In her retirement announcement, Phillips spoke highly of the rapport she established while wearing a Dallas uniform. Her new post will allow that relationship to continue as she focuses on player development, game planning and scouting. And she gets to keep her other job with Adelaide’s Australian rules football club.

“I am very excited to continue to be a part of the Dallas Wings family,” Phillips said.