Tom Brady has achieved every honor in the NFL, and now the sporting legend has set his sights on success in the WNBA, as the seven-time Super Bowl champion has acquired ownership of the Las Vegas Aces.
What an honor: Tom Brady opens up on becoming co-owner of the Aces
Mark Davis, owner of the Aces, announced on Thursday that Brady, 45, who announced his retirement from the NFL in February, has acquired a partial ownership of the WNBA franchise.
“I am very excited to be part of the Las Vegas Aces organization,” a statement from Brady read. “My love for women’s sports began at a young age when I would tag along to all my older sisters’ games—They were by far the best athletes in our house! We celebrated their accomplishments together as a family, and they remain a great inspiration to me. “I have always been a huge fan of women’s sports, and I admire the work that the Aces’ players, staff, and the WNBA continue to do to grow the sport and empower future generations of athletes. To be able to contribute in any way to that mission as a member of the Aces organization is an incredible honor.”
“It was a matter of a time before I was back in a building with some of the greatest athletes in the world. I’m ready to contribute in any way possible as a member of such a great organization. What an honor,” the NFL legend said in a video published on Twitter, “I can’t wait to watch these amazing, talented players bring another championship to Las Vegas.”
Honored to be joining the @LVAces family, a world class organization with a team of incredible athletes pic.twitter.com/JGU4tndZR2
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 23, 2023
“Since I purchased the Aces, our goal has been to win on and off the court,” said Davis, who has been the owner of the Aces before the 2021 season. “Tom Brady is a win not only for the Aces, and the WNBA but for women’s professional sports as a whole.”
Originally founded in 1997, the team was earlier known as the Utah Starzz. In 2002, the team shifted to San Antonio and became the San Antonio Stars before they relocated to Las Vegas in 2017, where they became the Aces. Under the mentorship of head coach Becky Hammon, Aces won their maiden WNBA title last year.