New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

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Sue Wicks

Sue Wicks (Basketball.  Born, Center Moriches, NY, Nov. 26, 1966.)  A Long Island high school star, Susan Joy Wicks turned Rutgers into an Eastern power in women’s basketball during a four-year career in which she scored 2,655 points in 126 games.  Wicks was a three-time all-America (1986-88) for the Lady Knights and was the Atlantic […]

Vickie Johnson

Vickie Johnson (Pro Basketball.  Born, Shreveport, LA, Apr. 15, 1972.)  On June 18, 2005, Vickie Annette Johnson hit a layup late in the second half to raise her career point total to 3,001, making her just the seventh player in W.N.B.A. history to reach 3,000 points.  Johnson, the last remaining player from the original 1997 […]

Becky Hammon

Becky Hammon (Pro basketball.  Born, Rapid City, SD, Mar. 1, 1977.)  Somewhat overlooked as a member of the Liberty for five years, Rebecca Lynn Hammon emerged as a W.N.B.A. star in 2004.  That season, Hammon started all 34 games at point guard, leading the Liberty in scoring (13.5 points per game), assists, and steals.  She […]

Tari Phillips

Tari Phillips (Pro basketball.  Born, Orlando, FL, Mar. 6, 1970.) Accomplished but well-traveled, Tari L. Phillips became a dominant player with the 2000 Liberty.  Following the retirement of Kym Hampton and with the continued absence of power forward Rebecca Lobo, Phillips was the focus of the Liberty inside game and she more than rose to […]

Carol Blazejowski

Carol Blazejowski (College basketball.  Born, Cranford, NJ, Sept. 29, 1956.)  After a distinguished scholastic career, Carol Blazejowski was expected to be an impact player in women’s college basketball, but little did anyone know what an impact she would make.  Blazejowski became one of the truly great players in the history of her sport, racking up […]

Richie Adubato

Richie Adubato (Pro basketball.  Born, East Orange, NJ, Nov. 23, 1937.)  A former head coach for three N.B.A. teams, Richard Adam Adubato was to lead the Liberty to the W.N.B.A. final three times in four years.  On Dec. 9, 1998, Adubato was hired by the Liberty, succeeding Nancy Darsch, who coached the team during its […]

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