1998 New York Liberty season

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1998 New York Liberty season
Head Coach Nancy Darsch
Richie Adubato (interim)
Arena Madison Square Garden
Attendance 14,935 per game
Results
Record 18–12
(.600)
Place 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff Finish Did Not Qualify
New York Liberty seasons
< 1997 1999 >

The 1998 WNBA season was the 2nd for the New York Liberty. The Liberty finished with an 18-12 mark, but they missed the playoffs after losing a tiebreaker to the Charlotte Sting.

Offseason[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality School/Club Team
1 9 Alicia Thompson (C)  United States Texas Tech
2 19 Nadine Domond (G)  United States Iowa
3 29 Albena Branzova (F)  Hungary Florida International
4 39 Vanessa Nygaard (F)  United States Stanford

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
Cleveland Rockers x 20 10 .667 12–4
Charlotte Sting x 18 12 .600 11–5 2.0
New York Liberty o 18 12 .600 8–8 2.0
Detroit Shock o 17 13 .567 8–8 3.0
Washington Mystics o 3 27 .100 1–15 17.0

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
June 11 @ Cleveland 71-78 Loss 0-1
June 13 @ Houston 62-73 Loss 0-2
June 15 @ Utah 60-71 Loss 0-3
June 18 @ Sacramento 64-48 Win 1-3
June 19 @ Los Angeles 75-78 Loss 1-4
June 21 Utah 68-64 Win 2-4
June 23 Cleveland 59-57 Win 3-4
June 26 Sacramento 62-48 Win 4-4
June 29 Phoenix 71-68 Win 5-4
July 1 @ Detroit 65-82 Loss 5-5
July 3 Washington 76-60 Win 6-5
July 5 @ Washington 62-61 Win 7-5
July 6 Detroit 59-56 Win 8-5
July 8 Houston 54-79 Loss 8-6
July 12 Charlotte 57-75 Loss 8-7
July 15 @ Charlotte 65-72 Loss 8-8
July 16 @ Cleveland 51-60 Loss 8-9
July 18 @ Phoenix 69-63 Win 9-9
July 21 @ Los Angeles 92-77 Win 10-9
July 24 @ Sacramento 76-54 Win 11-9
July 26 Detroit 78-62 Win 12-9
August 1 @ Washington 67-53 Win 13-9
August 2 Charlotte 85-67 Win 14-9
August 5 @ Charlotte 61-69 Loss 14-10
August 8 Los Angeles 80-62 Win 15-10
August 11 Phoenix 79-78 Win 16-10
August 13 Washington 88-45 Win 17-10
August 15 Houston 70-54 Win 18-10
August 17 Cleveland 64-70 Loss 18-11
August 19 @ Detroit 68-82 Loss 18-12

Player stats[edit]

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS
Sophia Witherspoon 30 91 57 40 4 413
Vickie Johnson 30 114 74 31 7 376
Rebecca Lobo 30 207 44 17 33 350
Kym Hampton 30 181 26 33 15 274
Teresa Weatherspoon 30 120 191 100 0 204
Kisha Ford 30 37 23 32 2 147
Sue Wicks 30 83 36 16 10 128
Coquese Washington 28 26 44 17 0 53
Elisabeth Cebrian 22 27 8 1 7 38
Alicia Thompson 19 24 4 1 2 31
Albena Branzova 11 16 5 3 1 23
Trena Trice 10 18 1 0 3 21

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