FACTOID # 23: Wisconsin has more metal fabricators per capita than any other state.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > New York Liberty
New York Liberty
New York Liberty logo
Conference Eastern Conference
Founded 1997
Arena Madison Square Garden
City New York City, New York
Team Colors Blue, Orange, Liberty Green
Owner Cablevision
General Manager Carol Blazejowski
Head Coach Pat Coyle
WNBA Championships None
Conference Titles 4 (1997, 1999, 2000, 2002)
Mascot Maddie [1]


The New York Liberty is a Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. They are one of the eight original WNBA teams that began to see action in 1997, as well one of the most successful teams in WNBA history. Despite making the WNBA playoffs almost every season and appearing in the WNBA Finals 4 times, they have yet to win a championship. The team derives its name from the Statue of Liberty. They are the sister team of the New York Knicks. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ... Carol Ann Blazejowski (born September 29, 1956, in Elizabeth, New Jersey), nicknamed Blaze, was a womens collegiate and professional basketball player. ... The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Womens National Basketball Association is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... WNBA Championship Trophy The WNBA Finals is the championship series of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA), played under a best-of-five playoff format. ... Liberty Enlightening the World (French: La liberté éclairant le monde), known more commonly as the Statue of Liberty (Statue de la Liberté), is a large statue that was presented to the United States by France in 1886. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...



Uniforms:

  • 2003 - Present: white with teal, blue and orange trim and "Liberty" on the chest in light blue letters at home. Primary color is blue on the road with "New York" on the chest in white letters. The Liberty logo is on the left leg of the shorts.
  • 1997 - 2002: white with a black line above the shoulders at home, black with a green line on the road.

Contents

Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...

Franchise history

The adage "Always the bridesmaid, never the bride," could be used to describe the Liberty. When the WNBA opened in 1997, the Liberty was one of the first teams to choose a player, and they signed college superstar Rebecca Lobo (University of Connecticut) to a contract. Lobo was a starter for two seasons but was injured in 1999, and her injuries eventually led to her retirement several seasons later. Point guard Teresa Weatherspoon emerged as a star and the Liberty made it to the 1997 championship game, where the team lost to the Houston Comets. In 1999, they returned to the WNBA Finals, where they again faced Comets. In game 2, Teresa Weatherspoon's fullcourt shot with point five seconds remaining gave the Liberty a one point win that tied the series. However, the Liberty lost the third game of the series and the Comets become champions for a third straight time. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A bridesmaid is a girl or young woman who attends to the bride during or after a wedding or marriage ceremony. ... Bride Bride in formal dress North America. ... Image:Rebeccalobo. ... The University of Connecticut, commonly known as UConn, is the State of Connecticuts land-grant university. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Teresa Gaye Weatherspoon (born on December 8, 1965) is an American Womens National Basketball Association player who plays for the Los Angeles Sparks. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ...


The Liberty subsequently returned to the finals in 2000 and 2002, but lost once again to the Comets and to the Los Angeles Sparks, respectively. In 2001, Weatherspoon became the WNBA's all-time assist leader, and Sue Wicks, once a back-up to Lobo at forward, also proved to be a valuable player, making the All-Star game. 1998 and 2003 were the only years the Liberty failed to make the playoffs. 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Los Angeles Sparks are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Sue Wicks (born Susan Joy Wicks on November 26, 1966 in Center Moriches, New York) is a former WNBA basketball player, who played with the New York Liberty from 1997 to 2002. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


2003 marked a transition for the Liberty, with team leader Teresa Weatherspoon's WNBA career winding down, fan favorite Becky Hammon emerged as a star player. The 2004 season saw Hammon replacing Weatherspoon at the team's starting point guard spot. Rebecca Lynn Hammon (born March 11, 1977), better known as Becky Hammon is a Womens National Basketball Association player who plays for the San Antonio Silver Stars. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Six games during the 2004 season were moved to Radio City Music Hall as Madison Square Garden was hosting the 2004 Republican National Convention. These games marked the first time Radio City had hosted a professional sporting event since the Roy Jones Jr. boxing match held in 1999. Radio City Music Hall at Christmas 2005 Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... 2004 Republican National Convention Logo President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney accepted their partys nomination to run for second terms. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ...


With team leader Tari Phillips being signed to the Houston Comets, Ann Wauters emerged as a force at the team's starting center position in 2005. However, she was injured midway through the season. The loss of Wauters was felt as the team was swept two games to none by the Indiana Fever in the first round of the playoffs. Tari L. Phillips (born on March 6, 1969 in Orlando, Florida) is a professional basketball player. ... Ann Hilde Willy Wauters (born October 12 1980 in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium) is a Womens National Basketball Association player who plays for the New York Liberty. ... Sweep may be any of the following: Look up Sweep in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Indiana Fever is a professional womens basketball team that plays in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ...


Prior to the team's formation, and to avoid potential trademark infringement, the team purchased the trademarks of the defunct Liberty Basketball Association.


Season-by-Season Records

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, % = Win-Loss %

Season W L  % Playoffs Results
New York Liberty
1997 17 11 .607 Won WNBA Semifinals
Lost WNBA Finals
New York 59, Phoenix 41
Houston 65, New York 51
1998 18 12 .600
1999 18 14 .563 Won Conference Finals
Lost WNBA Finals
New York 2, Charlotte 1
Houston 2, New York 1
2000 20 12 .625 Won First Round
Won Conference Finals
Lost WNBA Finals
New York 2, Washington 0
New York 2, Cleveland 1
Houston 2, New York 0
2001 21 11 .656 Won First Round
Lost Conference Finals
New York 2, Miami 1
Charlotte 2, New York 1
2002 18 14 .563 Won First Round
Won Conference Finals
Lost WNBA Finals
New York 2, Indiana 1
New York 2, Washington 1
Los Angeles 2, New York 0
2003 16 18 .471
2004 18 16 .529 Won First Round
Lost Conference Finals
New York 2, Detroit 1
Connecticut 2, New York 0
2005 18 16 .529 Lost First Round Indiana 2, New York 0
2006 11 23 .324
2007 16 18 .471
Totals 179 150 .544
Playoffs 17 19 .472

Stats updated August 19, 2007 The Phoenix Mercury is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Charlotte Sting are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Charlotte, North Carolina and they were one of the eight original teams that began to see action in 1997. ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Washington Mystics are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Washington, DC. They started play in 1998, the second year of the WNBA and are one of the WNBAs first expansion franchises. ... The Cleveland Rockers were a Womens National Basketball Association team. ... The Houston Comets are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Miami Sol was a womens Basketball team which joined the Womens National Basketball Association in 2000. ... The Charlotte Sting are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Charlotte, North Carolina and they were one of the eight original teams that began to see action in 1997. ... The Indiana Fever is a professional womens basketball team that plays in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... The Washington Mystics are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Washington, DC. They started play in 1998, the second year of the WNBA and are one of the WNBAs first expansion franchises. ... The Los Angeles Sparks are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Detroit Shock is a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Connecticut Sun are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Uncasville, Connecticut. ... The Indiana Fever is a professional womens basketball team that plays in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ...


Players of note

Madison Square Garden, home of the Liberty
Madison Square Garden, home of the Liberty

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ...

Hall of Famers

Teresa Weatherspoon Teresa Gaye Weatherspoon (born on December 8, 1965) is an American Womens National Basketball Association player who plays for the Los Angeles Sparks. ...


Retired numbers

none


Not to be forgotten

Sherill Shavette Baker (born December 3, 1982) is a professional basketball player in the WNBA, currently playing for the New York Liberty. ... Elena Baranova (born on January 28, 1972 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) is a professional basketball player. ... LaKeshia Frett (born June 12, 1975 in Carmel, California, USA) is a female professional basketball player. ... Rebecca Lynn Hammon (born March 11, 1977), better known as Becky Hammon is a Womens National Basketball Association player who plays for the San Antonio Silver Stars. ... Vickie Johnson on the New York Liberty Vickie Johnson (born April 15, 1972), is a Womens National Basketball Association player who plays for the New York Liberty. ... Image:Rebeccalobo. ... Tari L. Phillips (born on March 6, 1969 in Orlando, Florida) is a professional basketball player. ... Crystal Robinson on the New York Liberty Crystal Robinson (born January 22, 1974), is a Womens National Basketball Association player who plays for the New York Liberty. ... K.B. Sharp (born Kristen Brooke Sharp on April 18, 1981 in Columbus, Ohio) is a professional womens basketball player. ... Coquese Makebra Washington (born January 17, 1971, in Flint, Michigan, USA) is a former collegiate and professional basketball player who currently serves as an assistant coach for the womens basketball team at Notre Dame University. ... Teresa Gaye Weatherspoon (born on December 8, 1965) is an American Womens National Basketball Association player who plays for the Los Angeles Sparks. ... Image:TamikaWhitmore2006. ... Sue Wicks (born Susan Joy Wicks on November 26, 1966 in Center Moriches, New York) is a former WNBA basketball player, who played with the New York Liberty from 1997 to 2002. ... Lindsey Brooke Yamasaki is a Japanese American professional basketball player. ...

Current Roster

New York Liberty
Current Roster
Head Coach: Pat Coyle Edit
Pos. No. Name College/Country
F 22 Flag of the United States Ashley Battle Connecticut
G 30 Flag of the United States Lindsay Bowen Michigan State
G-F 20 Flag of the United States Shameka Christon Arkansas
C 50 Flag of the United States Jessica Davenport Ohio State
G 2 Flag of Israel Shay Doron Maryland
F-C 54 Flag of the United States Barbara Farris Tulane
F 3 Flag of the United States Tiffany Jackson Texas
F 33 Flag of the United States Cathrine Kraayeveld Oregon
C 4 Flag of the United States Janel McCarville Minnesota
G 21 Flag of the United States Loree Moore(c) Tennessee
G 5 Flag of the United States Erin Thorn BYU
C 24 Flag of the United States Martina Weber (IL) Iona
G 40 Flag of the United States Lisa Willis UCLA
(IL) - Inactive List

The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Shameka Delynn Christon (born February 15, 1982 in Hot Springs, Arkansas) is an American professional womens basketball player with the New York Liberty in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jessica Davenport is an all-american center for The Ohio State Universitys basketball team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Shay Doron (Hebrew: שי דורון) was born in Ramat Hasharon, Israel on April 1, 1985 to Yuda and Tamar Doron. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Barbara Farris was born September 10, 1976. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Janel McCarville (born on November 3, 1982 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin) was a standout collegiate womens basketball player at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), nicknamed the Golden Gophers. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Loree Marlowe Moore (born May 21, 1983 in Carson, California) is a professional basketball player for the New York Liberty in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Erin Thorn (born May 19, 1981) is a Womens National Basketball League guard for the New York Liberty. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Lisa Willis (born June 13, 1984) is a professional basketball player in the WNBA, currently playing for the Los Angeles Sparks. ...

Coaches and others

Head Coaches:

General Managers: The Minnesota Lynx are a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and play their home games at the Target Center. ... Richie Adubato is a former basketball coach in the National Basketball Association. ... The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ...

Carol Ann Blazejowski (born September 29, 1956, in Elizabeth, New Jersey), nicknamed Blaze, was a womens collegiate and professional basketball player. ... This is a list of members of the Basketball Hall of Fame. ...

External links

  • Official New York Liberty website
  • New York City Sports Commission
  • A Liberty Fan Blog
Women's National Basketball Association
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Chicago Sky | Connecticut Sun | Detroit Shock | Indiana Fever | New York Liberty | Washington Mystics Houston Comets | Los Angeles Sparks | Minnesota Lynx | Phoenix Mercury | Sacramento Monarchs | San Antonio Silver Stars | Seattle Storm
Defunct teams: Charlotte Sting | Cleveland Rockers | Miami Sol | Portland Fire
Media: WNBA on ESPN | List of WNBA Finals broadcasters
Other Women's Leagues: National Women's Basketball League | Women's National Basketball League (Australia)

  Results from FactBites:
 
NYC.com: The Authentic New York City Site for Hotels, Broadway, Restaurants, Tours, Nightlife and New York Events (1106 words)
If you are looking to move to New York, or looking to sell your condo, co-op or home, this service is for you.
Our New York Music Calendar has dates and times for everything from the sold out shows in Madison Square Garden, to the small stage at the back of the bar.
If you are in town to do some New York sightseeing, these tours are not to be missed.
New York Vacations - State Of New York - New York Hotels (607 words)
The state of New York is diverse in many ways including its landscapes, cultures and cities.
The south part of the city features the excellent museums and nightclubs of New York City along with an almost limitless supply of entertainment, accommodations and attractions to choose from.
Albany has the New York State Museum which features all the information you needed to know about the history of the state of New York.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m