We learned a few things about The New York Liberty after three games of the 2013 WNBA season. For one, they are the ones to watch. Next, they are gritty. Third, they are explosive. And lastly, head coach Bill Laimbeer expects it to be so. But he’s growing old watching it.
“I’m almost completely gray now after the last two games,” Laimbeer joked. “You don’t want to put...
The New York Liberty needed a little extra effort to give coach Bill Laimbeer his first consecutive wins with the franchise. To keep that run going, the Liberty will have to get past one of the two unbeaten teams in the Eastern Conference.
The Atlanta Dream look to improve to 4-0 on Friday night when they open a home-and-home series against Laimbeer's New York squad, which will...
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12 days ago
Searching for images on the internet of an NBA flop in the 80s will not yield any relevant results. Well, the internet hasn’t been around then, but the term “flop” already existed. Bill Laimbeer was once called King Flopper and that was when I first heard about it.
However, the idea of faking or exaggerating contact to “sell” a call or to “gain strategic...
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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27 days ago
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.''
The NY Liberty have signed Karisma Penn. (Brenton Tse / The Daily Illini)
The New York Liberty will be on the road against the Connecticut Sun in more preseason action. This will provide the opportunity for new coach Bill Laimbeer to see his new team in game action.
The final additions to the team were made last week with Karisma Penn and Loree Moore.
Penn, a 6-2 forward from Illnois...
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...
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...
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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...