Tag: new york liberty

Change Scope

Filter By

I don't know what happened. Maybe I should have seen it coming when Scott O'Neill, the person...

I don't know what happened. Maybe I should have seen it coming when Scott O'Neill, the person who hired me, left MSG (Madison Square Garden) last month. But I thought our staff did a pretty good job. We reached the playoffs both seasons.

Former Liberty HC/GM John Whisenant regarding his firing when Bill Laimbeer was hired to replace him, from the Sacramento Bee. When Coach Laimbeer was hired, I didn't think that it was Whiz's choice to leave, and this quote confirms that. Unless I totally missed something, the reason why it's not on the Storystream on Laimbeer's hiring is because this is a nearly two month old article, so I feel quite silly for posting it now. Still, if you were wondering if Whiz left moreso because of his wife's medical issues, that wasn't the case, because he was forced out by ownership.

"Plenette is a hard-nosed, smart, and passionate player. She has shown that she is a true New...

"Plenette is a hard-nosed, smart, and passionate player. She has shown that she is a true New Yorker at heart, and we are thrilled that she will be continuing her career with the Liberty," said Whisenant.

From a New York Liberty release today announcing the extension of Plenette Pierson's contract.

Black Thought and the WNBA’s New York Liberty basketball team have assembled a star-studded host of...

Black Thought and the WNBA’s New York Liberty basketball team have assembled a star-studded host of supporters to raise funds and awareness for his GrassROOTS Community Foundation via the "Power Forward" Charity Concert, to be held at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on April 26...According to "Power Forward" organizers, this event represents a strategic partnership between GrassROOTS Community Foundation and the New York Liberty WNBA team, who share a common goal of spreading awareness about women’s health and empowerment. Celebrity participants plan to use their names and influence to underscore the importance of using sports to increase physical activity and reducing obesity among impoverished women and girls.

From Black Thought Teams with WNBA’s New York Liberty and Rappers, Singers For Newark Girls In Need (via AllHipHop.com)

Offensively, this was Atlanta's best performance in terms of ball movement...Despite their...

Offensively, this was Atlanta's best performance in terms of ball movement...Despite their offensive improvements, Atlanta controlled the game with their defense holding the Liberty to just 36 percent shooting.

From Dream Vs. Liberty Final Score: Atlanta Gets Defensive, Wins 79-58 - SB Nation Atlanta.

Despite struggling offensively for stretches throughout the first three games, it is their defense...

Despite struggling offensively for stretches throughout the first three games, it is their defense that is most glaring. Entering tonight's game against New York, Atlanta is surrendering a league-high 92.7 points per game. Simply put, the defense must improve to give their offense a jump start with the running game. It is hard to run effectively if you are constantly taking the ball out of bounds.

From Dream Vs. Liberty: Atlanta Looks To Break Into The Win Column Tonight Against New York - SB Nation Atlanta.

"This is a strong, quick, athletic and defensive-minded group of players that will be an exciting...

"This is a strong, quick, athletic and defensive-minded group of players that will be an exciting team to watch this season. We have a very talented group of veterans that will help lead a strong collection of rookies that have a great opportunity to learn and grow their game this season," Whisenant said.

From a New York Liberty release announcing their final roster, without center Janel McCarville. First, congratulations to Sydney Colson, who I thoroughly enjoyed watching in college. Update: Janel McCarville has been suspended for the season, according to the AP (via WSJ). That puts a lot of pressure on rookie Jessica Breland, Quanitra Hollingsworth, and Kia Vaughn to carry the weight.

Grooms: Sports gave me self esteem at a young age. Girls would pick on me because I loved sports...

Grooms: Sports gave me self esteem at a young age. Girls would pick on me because I loved sports and because I was so good. Their mean spirit never bothered me because my mother would tell me that they were jealous. So I would continue to play and have fun... then when I got involved in team sports, I was in heaven! Team ball established my commitment to hard work and to do my part always to be a part of a team gave me my character... I learned to be a leader through sports and that no one is bigger than a team, "Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less." - C.S.Lewis

From LIBERTY: National Girls and Women in Sports Day Q&A with Liberty Basketball Operations Staff. For more on National Girls and Women in Sports Day, visit the AAHPERD site.

"The Rock is the best possible location for the Liberty to play during the next three summers of...

"The Rock is the best possible location for the Liberty to play during the next three summers of the MSG transformation," said Scott O’Neil, president, MSG Sports. "The venue will allow our fans and partners the opportunity to continue to support the team at an arena that is a short 15 minute train ride from The Garden. It isn’t just a coincidence that New Jersey is called the Garden State and we are fortunate to have a strong fan base there for the Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. We see this as an exciting opportunity to broaden the Liberty’s New York metropolitan presence."

From a New York Liberty press release on their three season move to the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey while Madison Square Garden undergoes a $775-$850 million transformation.

"Coming off a Championship title victory in the Czech Republic League with Frisco Fika Brno, New...

"Coming off a Championship title victory in the Czech Republic League with Frisco Fika Brno, New York Liberty center Taj McWilliams-Franklin is expected to join the team in Training Camp on Tuesday, May 4...McWilliams-Franklin enters her first season in New York this summer, and her 12th as a professional in the WNBA. She completed the 2009 regular season ranked amongst the WNBA’s top 20 statistical leaders in rebounds per game (13th, 6.6) and assists per game (16th, 2.9)."

-- via New York Liberty media release. For more on what McWilliams-Franklin brings to the Liberty, please click here.

You know everybody in this league would love to have a player like Cappie or Diana Taurasi or...

You know everybody in this league would love to have a player like Cappie or Diana Taurasi or Lauren Jackson. And you never know what can happen. I’m really not going to talk too much about player discussions with other teams because nothing’s happened. But certainly you always look to improve and players of that ilk are hard to come by, so…

-- New York Liberty President and General Manager Carol Blazejowski in an interview with Swish Appeal last Friday on whether she's had any discussions about trading for Phoenix Mercury All-Star Cappie Pondexter.
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Swish Appeal

You must be a member of Swish Appeal to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Swish Appeal. You should read them.

Join Swish Appeal

You must be a member of Swish Appeal to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Swish Appeal. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker