The New York Liberty announced on Friday on their official site, that they have acquired veteran guard Kelly Miller via free-agency. The announcement was made official by the Liberty’s Head Coach and General Manager John Whisenant.
Miller is a 12-year veteran, was the co-winner of the WNBA’s 2004 Most Improved Player Award, holding a .409 field-goal percentage averaging 7.2 points and 2.6 assist in her career.
“Kelly is a veteran point-guard that scan also shoot and play off guard position. This frees up Cappie (Pondexter) to do what she does best, ‘shoot and score’ and not have to worry about point guard duties,” said Whisenant on the official Liberty website. “She is tough and athletic and will fit our hard-nosed defensive style very well.”
The Liberty also resigned guard Leilani Mitchell, so now the options at the point-guard position will be very stable going into the 2012 season.
“I am really excited to be a part of the New York Liberty! I am looking forward to playing for Coach Whisenant and with a great group of talented players. I am thankful for this opportunity and can’t wait for the season to start,” Miller said on the Liberty website.
Fans will be able to see Miller and the New York Liberty in action in the regular-season home-opening against the Connecticut Sun on Saturday, May 19 with tip-off slated for 4:00 p.m. The Liberty is set to play their second of three seasons in the Prudential Center, while Madison Square Garden continues its historic, top-to-bottom renovations.
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Written on February 24, 2012