The New York Liberty announced today that Carol Blazejowski, the team’s President and General Manager, is leaving the team.
“Carol has been an integral part of the Liberty from the very beginning,” said Scott O’Neil, President of MSG Sports, in a release. “We thank her for her many years of passion, commitment and dedication to the team and the entire WNBA. Carol is a true professional and a class act and there is no doubt that she has more success ahead of her. We wish her the very best in her future endeavors.”
The team said the search for a new president and general manager would begin immediately. Blazejowski joined the Liberty in January of 1997.
The team is also without a coach. Anne Donovan led the team during the 2010 season. The Liberty reached the Eastern Conference Finals but lost to the Atlanta Dream. Before the season started, Donovan announced that she was leaving for the head coaching position at Seton Hall University.
Blazejowski’s playing career included All American honors in 1976, 1977 and 1978 at Montclair State. She began her professional career at Adidas where she worked for 10 years before moving to the NBA where she served as Director of Licensing, Director of Women’s Basketball Programs and finally as the WNBA’s Director of Basketball Development.