1999 New York Liberty season

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1999 New York Liberty season
Head Coach Richie Adubato
Arena Madison Square Garden
Attendance 14,047 per game
Results
Record 18–14
(.563)
Place 1st (Eastern)
Playoff Finish Lost WNBA Finals
New York Liberty seasons
< 1998 2000 >

The 1999 WNBA season was the 3rd season for the New York Liberty. The Liberty hosted the first WNBA All-Star Game.

Logo for the inaugural WNBA All-Star Game, held in 1999

Offseason[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

Pick Player Nationality School/Club Team
6 Crystal Robinson (F)  United States Southeastern Oklahoma State (from Colorado Xplosion, ABL)

[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Conference W L PCT Conf. GB
New York Liberty x 18 14 .563 12–8
Detroit Shock x 15 17 .469 12–8 3.0
Charlotte Sting x 15 17 .469 12–8 3.0
Orlando Miracle o 15 17 .469 9–11 3.0
Washington Mystics o 12 20 .375 10–10 6.0
Cleveland Rockers o 7 25 .219 5–15 11.0

Season Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Record
June 10 Cleveland 87-60 Win 1-0
June 12 @ Charlotte 68-57 Win 2-0
June 14 Washington 61-83 Loss 2-1
June 18 Los Angeles 84-72 Win 3-1
June 20 Detroit 69-62 Win 4-1
June 27 Charlotte 72-58 Win 5-1
June 28 @ Detroit 71-91 Loss 5-2
July 1 Phoenix 83-67 Win 6-2
July 3 @ Houston 50-65 Loss 6-3
July 5 Sacramento 76-63 Win 7-3
July 6 @ Washington 63-71 Loss 7-4
July 8 @ Cleveland 84-49 Win 8-4
July 11 Minnesota 56-58 Loss 8-5
July 17 @ Minnesota 58-60 Loss 8-6
July 18 Utah 88-82 Win 9-6
July 20 Orlando 61-56 Win 10-6
July 22 @ Sacramento 55-71 Loss 10-7
July 24 @ Los Angeles 72-75 Loss 10-8
July 26 Charlotte 69-75 Loss 10-9
July 29 @ Orlando 73-65 Win 11-9
July 30 @ Charlotte 58-62 Loss 11-10
August 1 Orlando 74-61 Win 12-10
August 3 @ Utah 61-59 Win 13-10
August 6 @ Phoenix 55-68 Loss 13-11
August 8 Houston 74-71 Win 14-11
August 9 @ Orlando 80-75 Win 15-11
August 11 @ Washington 56-59 Loss 15-12
August 13 @ Detroit 60-56 Win 16-12
August 15 Detroit 57-63 Loss 16-13
August 17 Washington 66-54 Win 17-13
August 19 Cleveland 72-55 Win 18-13
August 21 @ Cleveland 56-66 Loss 18-14
August 27
East Finals, G1
@ Charlotte 67-78 Loss 0-1
August 29
East Finals, G2
Charlotte 74-70 Win 1-1
August 30
East Finals, G3
Charlotte 69-54 Win 2-1
September 2
WNBA Finals, G1
Houston 60-73 Loss 2-2
September 4
WNBA Finals, G2
@ Houston 68-67 Win 3-2
September 5
WNBA Finals, G3
@ Houston 47-59 Loss 3-3

Player stats[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; REB= Rebounds; AST= Assists; STL = Steals; BLK = Blocks; PTS = Points; AVG = Average

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS AVG
Vickie Johnson 32 142 106 44 1 427 13.3
Crystal Robinson 32 89 49 44 11 375 11.7
Kym Hampton 32 179 22 22 18 293 9.2
Sophia Witherspoon 32 47 37 33 2 271 8.5
Tamika Whitmore 27 96 18 16 6 214 7.9
Teresa Weatherspoon 32 104 205 78 3 229 7.2
Sue Wicks 32 223 45 41 43 216 6.8
Becky Hammon 30 19 17 6 0 80 2.7
Venus Lacy 17 20 1 3 4 32 1.9
Michele VanGorp 21 17 7 1 3 20 1.0
Coquese Washington 19 7 15 9 0 12 0.6
Rebecca Lobo 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0

Playoffs[edit]

Round Winner Loser
Eastern Conference Finals New York 2 Charlotte 1
WNBA Finals Houston 2 New York 1

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Teresa Weatherspoon, Guard, New York Liberty, All-WNBA Second Team

References[edit]