Carol Blazejowski leaving Liberty

New York Liberty president and general manager Carol Blazejowski is leaving the team, MSG Sports president Scott O'Neil announced in a press release on Monday.

"Carol has been an integral part of the Liberty from the very beginning. We thank her for her many years of passion, commitment and dedication to the team and the entire WNBA. Carol is a true professional and a class act and there is no doubt that she has more success ahead of her. We wish her the very best in her future endeavors," O'Neil said in the release.

The Liberty's search for new leadership will begin immediately, according to the release.

Blazejowski, a former All-American in 1976, 1977 and 1978 at Montclair State, began her professional career in the NBA where she served as director of licensing, director of women's basketball programs and finally as the WNBA's director of basketball development. Blazejowski joined the Liberty in January of 1997.