Archive for September 20th, 2010

The New York Liberty announced today that Carol Blazejowski, the team’s President and General Manager will leave the team. The announcement was made by Scott O’Neil, President, MSG Sports.

“Carol has been an integral part of the Liberty from the very beginning. 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,” said O’Neil.

A search for new leadership for the Liberty will begin immediately.

Following a playing career that included All American honors in 1976, 1977 and 1978 at Montclair State, Blazejowski began her professional career at Adidas where she worked for 10 years before moving to the National Basketball Association. At the NBA, she served as Director of Licensing, Director of Women’s Basketball Programs and finally as the WNBA’s Director of Basketball Development. Blazejowski joined the Liberty in January of 1997.

Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports:

The Kings will announce today they will introduce variable pricing when individual game tickets go on sale Oct. 2.

That means ticket prices will be market-driven. So games likely to be in high demand – the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat – will be priced higher than games not so high in demand – the Los Angeles Clippers or New Jersey Nets.

The Kings sought out consumers’ opinions on how to bring them back to Arco, and variable pricing is the latest response to fans’ concerns.

“We’ve talked to our season-ticket holders at length, both in person and through a lot of surveys, and the NBA,” said Kings vice president of marketing and communications Mitch Germann. “A lot of NBA teams are going to do (variable pricing), too. I know in Major League Baseball some teams have been doing it for a while.”

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