The New York Liberty will join the Nets at the Prudential Center next year, giving the state's largest city two professional basketball teams. The WNBA Liberty, owned by the Dolan family, will have to play in New Jersey the next two to three years while Madison Square Garden undergoes an $850 million renovation.
The Liberty is one of the WNBA's top teams and is in the league's Eastern Conference Finals. Former Rutgers star Cappie Pondexter leads the Liberty. In addition to the Devils, Nets and Liberty, "The Rock" also hosts Seton Hall basketball.
- WNBA's New York Liberty will play next three seasons at Newark's Prudential Center - Matthew Stanmyre & David Giambusso - Star-Ledger
Liberty to Call Newark Homeduring Renovations at Garden - Ken Belson - New York Times