Katie Smith never wanted to be a coach, but Bill Laimbeer knew better. And four seasons after becoming his assistant, Smith will succeed Laimbeer as the New York Liberty's head coach.
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Katie Smith is the new coach of the New York Liberty after serving as an assistant.
Liberty associate coach Katie Smith breaks down the WNBA Finals, sheds light on her relationship with both Cheryl Reeve and Brian Agler and weighs in on what she expects in New York for the upcoming season.
EA Sports releases "NBA Live 18" on Friday, and thanks to the Associated Press, we got a look at what it might look like when two teammates go head-to-head. Spoiler: Ratings were involved.
Kristi Toliver scored a franchise-record 32 points on a WNBA playoff-record nine 3-pointers Sunday. Now Washington heads to Minnesota to take on the No. 1 overall seed.
New York had won 10 straight. Connecticut had kept proving critics wrong. But the WNBA's third and fourth seeds are out of the playoffs are getting upset at home Sunday. Now Washington and Phoenix advance to the semis.
Kristi Toliver scored 32 points, hitting a WNBA playoff-record nine 3-pointers, to lead the Washington Mystics to an 82-68 victory over the New York Liberty on Sunday.
Liberty G Sugar Rodgers talks about the postseason, being traded from Minnesota, the challenges she faced growing up, the future of her career and more.
New York went 2-1 against Washington in the regular season. And though the Liberty are the favorite and ride a 10-game win streak into the second round, they should expect to face a much stronger Mystics offense with Elena Delle Donne on court.
Marquee frontcourt matchups headline both games of the second round of Sunday's WNBA playoffs. But while New York is expected to keep its win streak intact, Phoenix might end Connecticut's run.
Minnesota has home-court advantage throughout the postseason.
Tina Charles had 18 points and 18 rebounds to help New York clinch the third seed in the playoffs with an 82-81 win over the Dallas Wings on Sunday and extend the Liberty's winning streak to 10 games.
Tina Charles and Epiphanny Prince scored 16 points apiece and the New York Liberty pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat San Antonio 81-69 on Friday night and win their ninth straight game.
In July, a defibrillator donated by Tina Charles' foundation helped save the life of a man in Texas. On Friday, the Liberty united the two with a surprise meeting. "I wouldn't be here, standing here talking right now" if it weren't for Charles, he said.
Nothing has come easy for Seattle this season, but if the Storm win at least one of their final two games, they're in the playoffs as the No. 8 seed.
Fourth-year WNBA guard Bria Hartley answers questions about her favorite Jordans, pregame superstitions and whether she's buying Lonzo Ball's ZO2 sneakers.
Los Angeles' Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike, as well as MVP front-runner Sylvia Fowles of Minnesota, headline espnW's All-WNBA first team, a post-heavy list that doesn't include the league's leading scorer.
Dallas looks primed to reach the postseason, as the WNBA Basketball Power Index gives the Wings a 96 percent chance to earn a playoff berth. And the Liberty continue to make a push for the third overall seed.
Tina Charles scored 22 points and New York cruised to a 92-62 win over the Chicago Sky on Sunday for the Liberty's eighth consecutive victory.
Tina Charles and Epiphanny Prince each scored 20 points and the New York Liberty used a stellar defensive effort in the fourth quarter to beat the Washington Mystics 74-66 on Friday night.
Sugar Rodgers scored all 16 of her points in the first half and the New York Liberty beat the Indiana Fever 71-50 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.