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 →
NEW YORK (AP) -- Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer was fined an undisclosed amount by the WNBA on Thursday for comments he made after New York's loss at Minnesota on Sunday.
Laimbeer was critical of the fact that Lynx star Maya Moore was still in the game late in the fourth quarter with her team comfortably ahead. Moore scored a season-high 28 points, making her last 3-pointer with...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore and friends didn't just revert back Sunday night to the form that once had them sprinting away from the rest of the WNBA.
The Minnesota Lynx and their MVP candidate had a former NBA star and colleague of their leader fuming, possibly to the point of regret, depending on the fallout -- if any -- from his postgame comments.
Maybe it was his team'...
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...
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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.
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April 16, 2013
The Lynx have lost their most senior veteran to the New York Liberty but fortunately for Minnesota, she won't be preparing to face them come the start of the WNBA season.
The Liberty announced Thursday that it hired Taj McWilliams-Franklin, 42, as one of its assistant coaches for the 2013 season. McWilliams-Franklin spent the 2010 season with New York, and she also played for...
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...
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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...