2012 New York Liberty season

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2012 New York Liberty season
Head Coach John Whisenant
Arena Prudential Center
Results
Record 15–19
(.441)
Place 4th (Eastern)
Playoff Finish Lost in Conference Semifinals
Media
Television MSG, MSG+
ESPN2, NBATV
New York Liberty seasons
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The 2012 WNBA season is the 16th season for the New York Liberty of the Women's National Basketball Association. The Liberty will play at Prudential Center in New Jersey from 2011 through 2013 during renovations at Madison Square Garden.

Transactions[edit]

WNBA Draft[edit]

The following are the Liberty's selections in the 2012 WNBA Draft.

Transaction log[edit]

  • April 11, 2011: The Liberty traded a second-round pick in the 2012 Draft to the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for Jessica Breland.
  • May 27, 2011: The Liberty swapped third-round picks in the 2012 Draft with the Minnesota Lynx as part of the Quanitra Hollingsworth trade.
  • February 14: The Liberty re-signed Leilani Mitchell.
  • February 24: The Liberty signed Kelly Miller.
  • March 5: The Liberty signed Rafaella Masciadri.
  • April 13: The Liberty signed DeMya Walker and Essence Carson.
  • April 23: The Liberty signed Laura Broomfield and Iasia Hemingway.
  • April 27: The Liberty signed draft picks Kelley Cain and Katelan Redmon.
  • May 11: The Liberty waived Iasia Hemingway.
  • May 16: The Liberty waived Laura Broomfield and Sydney Colson.
  • May 17: The Liberty waived Katelan Redmon and Raffaella Masciadri and suspended Quanitra Hollingsworth.
  • July 2: The Liberty waived Kelly Miller.

Personnel changes[edit]

Roster[edit]

2012 New York Liberty roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Height Weight DOB From
F/C 45 United States Braxton, Kara 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 02-18-1983 Georgia
C 52 United States Cain, Kelley 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 05-16-1989 Tennessee
G/F 17 United States Carson, Essence 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) 07-28-1986 Rutgers
PG 5 United States Mitchell, Leilani 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) 128 lb (58 kg) 06-15-1985 Utah
G/F 21 United States Montgomery, Alex 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 11-12-1988 Georgia Tech
F/C 33 United States Pierson, Plenette 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 08-31-1981 Texas Tech
G 23 United States Pondexter, Cappie 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 01-07-1983 Rutgers
F 14 United States Powell, Nicole 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 06-22-1982 Stanford
G/F 30 United States Redmon, Katelan 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 10-11-1988 Gonzaga
C 15 United States Vaughn, Kia 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 01-24-1987 Rutgers
F 22 United States Walker, DeMya 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 11-28-1977 Virginia
Head coach
United States John Whisenant (New Mexico State)
Assistant coaches
United States Monique Ambers (Arizona State)
United States Norm Ellenberger (Butler)
Athletic trainer
United States Laura Ramus (Wayne State)
Strength and conditioning coach
United States Kevin Duffy (Ohio)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (IN) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Depth[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench
C Kia Vaughn Kara Braxton
Kelley Cain
PF Plenette Pierson DeMya Walker
SF Essence Carson Nicole Powell
SG Cappie Pondexter Alex Montgomery
PG Leilani Mitchell

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Conference W L PCT GB Home Road Conf.
Connecticut Sun y 25 9 .735 12–5 13–4 18–4
Indiana Fever x 22 12 .647 3.0 13–4 9–8 15–7
Atlanta Dream x 19 15 .559 6.0 11–6 8–9 12–10
New York Liberty x 15 19 .441 10.0 9–8 6–11 10–12
Chicago Sky o 14 20 .412 11.0 7–10 7–10 8–14
Washington Mystics o 5 29 .147 20.0 4–13 1–16 3–19

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2012 Game Log: Preseason (May)

Regular season[edit]

2012 Game Log: Regular Season
All games are viewable on WNBA LiveAccess or ESPN3.com

Postseason[edit]

2012 Game Log: Postseason

Statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game
 PPG  Points per game  FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage  TO  Turnovers per game  PF  Fouls per game Team leader

Regular season[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]