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Laimbeer wins WNBA coach of the year for second time

Bill Laimbeer was quick to deflect his success this season as the WNBA coach of the year to his staff and players. ''It really is the coaching staff of the year,'' the New York Liberty coach said Thursday night. ''That's what I told the players. My name happens to be the name stuck up on it, but they are the reason I won. We have an unbelievable staff.'' It's the second time that...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynx, Liberty set for potential WNBA Finals preview

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Bill Laimbeer and Cheryl Reeve are downplaying the significance of Friday night's game between the WNBA's conference leaders. As Minnesota's coach put it, "it's a chance to add another 'W' in the win column. There's no championship being won. It's just a chance to get better." Laimbeer also said that there's no added meaning to the game besides a chance to further...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is waiting for Tim Duncan to match him

EDITOR’S NOTE: At Crossover Chronicles, we’re spending August and September tackling something other than football. We’re revisiting various “all-time” NBA conversations in a roundtable format. CC writers Joe Manganiello and Collin O’Connor are joining me for this extended roundtable series. In our opener, we looked at the top five centers in league history. Each...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Laimbeer: ‘There’s No Question I’d Take LeBron Over Jordan’

High praise from an unlikely source had former Detroit Pistons‘ center Bill Laimbeer saying in a radio appearance on Thursday that Cleveland Cavaliers‘ forward LeBron James is better in his prime than the legendary Michael Jordan was. Laimbeer made the comments on The Dan Patrick Show during a Thursday morning appearance, and responded immediately when Patrick asked the question...
Via Cavaliers Nation
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Laimbeer takes LeBron over Michael Jordan

The Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls.25 years ago, you would start a fight by saying these words. Today, not so much, as the rivalry between the Bad Boy era Detroit squads and Michael Jordan's emerging six-time champions is all but over now.It still lives on in the hearts of many, however. Include former Pistons enforcer Bill Laimbeer among that list, as he took to the airwaves...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Liberty rehire Bill Laimbeer as coach 3 months after dumping him

  Bill Laimbeer wasn't surprised when the New York Liberty offered him his old job back as coach. He never wanted to leave in the first place. "They called and said, 'We want to chat about you coming back and being coach.' I said I'm all for that," Laimbeer said in a phone interview Thursday. In an unusual move, the Liberty rehired Laimbeer as coach Thursday nearly three months...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Laimbeer returns as Liberty coach

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Liberty have rehired Bill Laimbeer as their head coach Thursday the team announced. The Liberty didn't renew his contract in October after New York missed the playoffs for the second straight season. The team chose not to exercise his option year. In his two seasons in New York, Laimbeer had gone 26-42. The former Detroit Pistons star led the Detroit...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Liberty, coach Bill Laimbeer part ways

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Liberty have split with coach and general manager Bill Laimbeer. The WNBA team said Tuesday it didn't renew his contract. The Liberty went 26-42 in Laimbeer's two seasons and missed the playoffs both years. The former Detroit Pistons star led the Detroit Shock to three WNBA titles as the team's general manager and coach from 2002 to 2009. Allan Houston...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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