NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty and coach Walt Hopkins parted ways Monday, less than two years after he was hired.
“We thank Walt for his spirit & commitment over the last two seasons, in which the team developed 3 WNBA All-Rookie Team members & Rookie of the Year,” the team tweeted.
NEW YORK (AP) — Liberty coach Walt Hopkins told his players at the morning shootaround that they were facing a “must-win” game.
They got the victory, thanks to a big fourth-quarter rally.
Betnijah Laney scored 17 points, including the go-ahead basket from the top of the key with 17.6 seconds left, to lift New York to an 83-79 win over the short-handed Seattle Storm on Wednesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sami Whitcomb scored 26 points and Betnijah Laney added 18 to help the New York Liberty beat the Dallas Wings 99-96 in a rare Monday night game.
The WNBA tends to avoid playing on Monday with most teams playing games on Saturday or Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Betnijah Laney scored 19 points and Jazmine Jones had 12 of her 17 points in the second half to help the New York Liberty rally from an 18-point deficit and beat the Washington Mystics 82-79 on Saturday, spoiling the homecoming of Tina Charles.
The WNBA season isn't even two weeks old and the New York Liberty have already doubled their win total from last year and are off to their best start since 2007.
New York has won five of its first six games, including a back-to-back on Sunday and Monday.