Tagged Tina Charles

Hiring Walt Hopkins Ushers in New Era of NY Liberty Basketball

One week before the ever-extended CBA deadline, the New York Liberty introduced Walt Hopkins on Wednesday as its eighth head coach in franchise history. Sitting beside General Manager Jonathan Kolb, Hopkins could hardly withhold an enthusiastic grin through his introduction at the Liberty’s new home arena, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. He comes over from…

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Imagining the WNBA’s Hot Stove That Isn’t

Right now fans could be watching Twitter feeds for any clue as to the future destinations of some of the WNBA best talents in free agency. But they’re not. Everything is quiet amid a missed opportunity. The league’s horrible compensation structure—which gives players as a group a mere 20 percent of basketball revenues—is mostly to…

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How New York Liberty Can Make a Splash at Barclays Center

The New York Liberty were due for some good news after winning just 17 games during the last two seasons and James Dolan put the team up for sale while moving them out of Madison Square Garden.  Having the best odds in the 2020 WNBA Draft lottery paid off as New York drew the No.…

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What’s Next for New York Liberty After Winning WNBA Draft Lottery

The Liberty, who entered the night with a 44 percent chance at the top slot, won the WNBA Draft Lottery Tuesday and the right to draft Sabrina Ionescu, the all-time collegiate triple-double leader. The 5’11” point guard has the potential to be a franchise changer, a fiery teammate and natural leader that could bring the…

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Activism and the WNBA

As we eulogize contemporary legend Toni Morrison, we look to her body of work for hope and inspiration. While teaching a class, she once remarked, “When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody…

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All-Star Kia Nurse is Second Scorer NY Liberty Needed

New York Liberty second-year guard Kia Nurse was named a 2019 All-Star starter earlier this week. The 2018 No. 10 overall pick has stepped into a larger scoring role and helped New York to a 7-8 start, capably filling the vacant role as a No. 2 option in support of eight-time All-WNBA forward Tina Charles.…

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Biggest Winners From 2019 WNBA Draft

Jackie Young didn’t have to wait long to hear her name called Wednesday night at the 2019 WNBA Draft in New York after foregoing her final season of eligibility. The Notre Dame alum was selected by the Las Vegas Aces with the No. 1 overall pick, though they weren’t the only clear winners on the…

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New York Liberty 2019 Offseason Checklist

The New York Liberty’s three-year run finishing top three in the standings came to a screeching halt. The team that closed 2017 on a 10-game win-streak ran it back and lost its final 13 games of the 2018 season. James Dolan moved the team from Madison Square Garden to the Westchester County Center and still…

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