A Letter to Fans from Cappie Pondexter
Dear New York Liberty Fans,
As you might have heard me announce at the game on Saturday, I have extended my contract with the Liberty for several more years. As you know, I made a conscious decision to come to New York, and I truly feel that it’s one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made. I love this city, I love this team, I love this organization, and I love our fans.
In the past three seasons we have had our fair share of wins, losses, euphoria and disappointment. All of those experiences have been valuable in our journey together. When I put on my jersey every game, I know that I represent YOU. I represent your toughness, persistence, and passion. I take that responsibility seriously, and I am as determined as ever to bring our first championship to New York.
As we enter our 12th playoffs as an organization, we need you there with us, cheering us on and helping us get to the next level. I understand that for some of you getting to Newark is not easy, and I can speak for my teammates when I say how much we appreciate your effort. Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your neighbors…we want everyone there!
Thank you so much for your support and belief in our team. I am proud to be a member of the New York Liberty and especially proud to say that we have one of the most passionate and loyal fan bases in the WNBA.
See you on Saturday at Prudential Center!
Cappie Pondexter, #23
NEW YORK, NY – September 24, 2012 – New York Liberty Head Coach and General Manager John Whisenant announced today that the team has extended guard Cappie Pondexter’s contract. Per team policy, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Cappie is our MVP and the type of player that is rare. While fans marvel at her skill and athleticism, it’s her passion for the game, competitiveness, work ethic and leadership that really make her special,” said Whisenant. “We are very happy that she will be continuing her career with the Liberty.”
Pondexter added: “There is no place better to play basketball than New York. It is an absolute honor to represent this great city. Madison Square Garden and the New York Liberty have proven to be world-class organizations, and I am excited to continue on with them in our quest for a championship.”
For the 2012 regular season, Pondexter led the Liberty, and ranked third in the WNBA, in average points per game (20.4). She tied her career-high of 4.5 rebounds per game and ranked tenth in the league in assists per game (4.3). Her 90% free throw percentage made her the seventh best in the WNBA. During her three years with the Liberty, Pondexter has started every game and led the team in points each season. She was acquired by the Liberty from the Phoenix Mercury on March 30, 2010.
Pondexter has started every game of her WNBA career (231), racking up averages of 19.5 points, 4.3 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game during her seven seasons. She has been named a WNBA All-Star four times, and won two WNBA Championships with the Phoenix Mercury (2007, 2009). In 2007, Pondexter was also named WNBA Finals MVP. Pondexter was originally selected by the Mercury in the first round (second overall) of the 2006 WNBA Draft.