Sports Envoy
Sports Envoy Program

Nykesha Sales


Served as envoy

  • 2009  –  Uganda
  • 2010  –  Cape Verde
  • 2011  –  Haiti
  • 2012  –  Venezuela
  • 2013  –  Ukraine
  • 2014  –  South Korea

The all-time leading scorer in Connecticut Sun history, Nykesha Sales returns to the team for her second season as the community liaison and an assistant to the coaching staff.

In 2013, Sales made numerous community relations appearances on behalf of the Sun, practiced regularly with the team and also provided color commentary on selected team broadcasts.

Sales was the first member of the Connecticut Sun franchise, which began as the Orlando Miracle prior to the 1999 season. She played with the team from 1999-2007, helping the Sun reach two WNBA Finals and four straight Eastern Conference Finals between 2003 and 2006.

A seven-time WNBA All-Star, Sales was the second player in league history to amass 3,000 points, 500 assists and 400 steals during her career – joining Sheryl Swoopes. She finished her career with 3,955 points, 683 assists and 490 steals.

Willie Green


Served as envoy

  • 2010  –  Cape Verde

Born in Detroit in 1981, Willie Green went to college at Detroit Mercy prior to be drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2nd Round of the 2003 NBA Draft. Playing as a Shooting Guard, Green played for the Philadelphia 76ers from 2003 to 2010, before playing for the New Orleans Hornets (2010-2011), the Atlanta Hawks (2011-2012), the Los Angeles Clippers (2012-2014), and the Orlando Magics (2014-2015). Of his 12 seasons in the NBA, Green played 731 games (36 being playoff games), averaging 8.3 points per game.