Q & A with Women's Basketball Legend Nancy Lieberman

At tomorrow's game (Saturday July 30, Liberty vs. Mercury), Women's Basketball Legend Nancy Lieberman will speak to Liberty fans about her life and new book: "Playbook for Success" during an exclusive pre-game event in the Prudential Center Ice Lounge. She will also be recognized during the game and be accessible to all fans post-game in the concourse. During this time she'll mingle and autograph copies of her book.

Nancy Lieberman is one of the most recognized names in women's basketball, and among the most gifted female athletes ever to play the sport. Nancy is a Hall of Famer and a two-time Olympian and Silver Medalist in the 1976 Olympics, becoming the youngest Olympian ever to receive a medal. She is currently the first female head coach to lead a NBA Development League team, the Texas Legends. Recently, Nancy has been touring the United States promoting her new book, and the New York Liberty had the special opportunity to ask Nancy some personal questions about her life.

1. Who was your role model(s) growing up and throughout your career? Why?
Walt Frazier, Willis Reed - NY Knicks. I have been # 10 my entire career because of Clyde.

2. What goals did you set in your early years to achieve your success?
To have fun, play hard and be the best.

3. If you could share the greatest lesson you've learned in your life, what would that be? Muhammad Ali told me, Respect everyone, fear no one!

4. Do/did you ever get tired of it (the athletes life)?
I wish my life on everyone! It's been a blessed dream.

5. Of your many accomplishments, which is most meaningful to you?
In 1976, playing in the 1st Olympics for women and receiving a silver medal for the USA.

6. Why did you decide to write your book, "Playbook for Success"?
It's part of leaving my legacy on my life experiences with business and sports and how to have a personnel and team strategy for success.

7. How can/should one use your book to progress?
It will make them think, communicate and create better leadership skills.

8. What is the most difficult challenge you have faced?
Being a trailblazer/pioneer means you are doing things nobody has ever done. You have no road map to follow. You are making the trail for others to follow.

9. If you could choose, how would you like to be remembered?
"I loved and lived with excellence and consistency and made people around me better"

10. What's on your iPod?
R@B, I love Michael Jackson

For more information about the event, please email John Bowers at john.bowers@msg.com.