Bill Laimbeer played in the NBA when it was considerably more physical than it is today. He knows what it means to witness greatness as well. Laimbeer played at a time when Michael Jordan was rising to stardom and played against the likes of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. He also led the “Bad Boys” of Detroit to back to back national championships in the 80′s.
It seems that almost 30 years later, Bill Laimbeer is still taking shots at Michael Jordan. This one was just of the non physical nature.
Laimbeer was a member of some great Detroit Pistons teams and had the opportunity to play against greats like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and one Michael Jordan.
During a recent conversation with Sports Illustrated Now, Laimbeer suggested that...
Bill Laimbeer was a dick. To take a line from the Sopranos, you didn’t have to like Bill Laimbeer (did anyone?), but you did have to respect him. He always seemed to be wearing that Phantom of the Opera nose guard, not because he was fragile, but because his opponents couldn’t resist popping the notorious agitator in the nose any time the opportunity presented itself. Laimbeer...
When Bill Laimbeer was a charter member of the Detroit Pistons’ Bad Boys era, he was one of the most hated players in the NBA. While he has found success as a coach in the WNBA, he has never been…Read more →
When the New York Liberty open the regular season May 25 in Connecticut, you might not recognize them.
They have a new coach, many new players, and perhaps more, important, a new outlook on the game they love.
Coach and general manager Bill Laimbeer, in his first season with Liberty, has brought a defense-first approach to a team that went 15-19 last season. And to help matters...
Via AP on Fox
May 22, 2013
One week into their first training camp under Bill Laimbeer, the New York Liberty are full of excitement and optimism.
''He has a great system for us, utilizes everyone at their strengths,'' forward Essence Carson said Monday at the team's annual media day. ''We're just trying to get this chemistry together and get it rolling.''
Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer went into the WNBA draft looking to bolster New York's frontcourt and improve the team's athleticism.
He accomplished both, getting the players he wanted with the Liberty's two first-round picks Monday night with the selections of Texas A&M's Kelsey Bone fifth overall and Oklahoma State's Toni Young at No. 7.
Via AP on Fox
April 16, 2013
Bill Laimbeer returned to the WNBA on Thursday as the New York Liberty's general manager and coach.
The former Detroit Pistons star led the Detroit Shock to three WNBA titles and was 137-93 as the team's general manager and coach from 2002-09.
''I am very excited to return to the WNBA, and for the opportunity to join the New York Liberty,'' Laimbeer said...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2012
Robert Parish hardly ever lost his cool during his career. That was until he had enough of Bill Laimbeer. Parish blasted Laimbeer in the face during the 1987 NBA playoffs, which Parish admits is the one and only time he lost his composure during a game. But as intense as that rivalry was, Laimbeer isn't one of Parish's three favorite players to play against. He revealed his...
Former Detroit Piston Bad Boy and Detroit Shock head coach Bill Laimbeer submitted a picture to the Naples Daily News after he caught a 75 and a half pound, 56 inch Cobia fish last week. He caught it while fishing with his wife about ten miles off the Marco Island, Florida shore.
Word out of Marco Island is that after this picture was taken, Laimbeer pulled the dock out from...