New York Liberty
The New York Liberty is an American professional basketball team based in Brooklyn, New York City, which plays in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) as part of the Eastern Conference. The team was founded in 1997 and is one of the eight original franchises of the league. The team is owned by Joe Tsai, the majority owner of the Brooklyn Nets. The team's home games are played at Barclays Center.
|New York Liberty|
|2021 New York Liberty season|
|History||New York Liberty|
|Arena||Barclays Center 2020* (2021) - present |
Westchester County Center 2018 - 2019
Madison Square Garden 1997 - 2010, 2012 (one game), 2014 - 2017
Prudential Center 2011 - 2013
Radio City Music Hall 2004 (Six Games)
Arthur Ashe Stadium 2008 (One Game: Outdoor Classic)
*2020 was played in the WNBA Bubble in Florida due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
|Location||Brooklyn, New York|
|Team colors||Seafoam green, black, white|
|General manager||Jonathan Kolb|
|Head coach||Walt Hopkins|
|Conference titles||4 (1997, 1999, 2000, 2002)|
The Liberty have qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in fifteen of its twenty-four years. The franchise has been home to many well-known players such as Teresa Weatherspoon, Rebecca Lobo, Becky Hammon, Leilani Mitchell, Essence Carson, Cappie Pondexter, Tina Charles, and the team's first-ever No.1 overall Draft pick Sabrina Ionescu. The Liberty have four conference championships and have played in the WNBA Finals four times, falling to the Houston Comets in 1997, 1999, and 2000, and losing to the Los Angeles Sparks in 2002. They have the most appearances in the WNBA Finals without a championship.