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Notre Dame seeks to revise discouraging NCAA tourney history

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Not much has gone right for Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament since being trounced by Arizona in a Sweet 16 game in 2003. The Fighting Irish have won only two games in six tournament appearances since then. Five of those losses came when the Irish were the higher-seeded team, four were by double digits. Winthrop, Old Dominion and Xavier are among the teams...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
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 rehires Bill Laimbeer as head 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 Shock...
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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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
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...
Via AP on Fox
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Fever-Liberty Preview

The Indiana Fever and New York Liberty are among four teams fighting for three playoff spots in the Eastern Conference, and how they fare against each other down the stretch could end up determining their postseason fate. Indiana and New York play the first of three meetings over eight days as the visiting Fever look to avoid a fourth straight defeat Sunday. Second-place Washington...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

A Season to be Proud of

Back when Celtics Pride, the team newsletter existed, KC Jones used to have a feature in it called "KCs Corner."  It would be a section he would write in pretty regularly throughout the season. I recently stumbled upon his recap of the 1987 Finals loss.  I figured it was definitely worth reprinting. For anyone who might have been too young then, this is absolutely worth reading...
Via Celtics Life
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

"Bad Boys" Documentary Should Shock NBA Fans Now

The 1980s-90s Pistons always had a way withticking off their opponentsJust got done watching ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary "Bad Boys", which follows the rise of the Detroit Pistons of the 1980s and early 1990s.  This was a particular interesting doc for me due to the fact that this is the era of NBA basketball I grew up in. I am a Lakers fan and the Detroit Pistons have a big "bad...
Via Sportz Assassin
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Laimbeer says LeBron May Have Been the Best Even In His Era

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. boston.com/ap...
Via Pass The Pill
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Bad Boys 30 for 30 is worth your time

ESPN’s newest 30 for 30 film, “Bad Boys,“ is flat out awesome. The Celtics/Pistons rivalry is a big chunk of the film. You get to relive the epic games and fierce battles through the eyes of Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, Dennis Rodman, Rick Mahorn, John Salley and Bill Laimbeer. To this day, my greatest Celtics memory is Larry Bird’s steal in Game 5 of the 1987 conference finals...
Via Red's Army
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Ankles Literally Being Broken In Bloody Taiwanese Animation Of National Championship Game

The Taiwanese animators seemed to be in a violent mood when they made their video recap of the National Championship game. There are Florida Gators fans being run over by a runaway roller coaster, Wisconsin players being thrown into a moving van and kicked by a giant Nike shoe. There is Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison getting his ankles broken to such an extent that he falls to the...
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Even current NBA champs in awe of Bad Boys

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- How great were the Detroit Pistons Bad Boys? Well, even the best team in the current NBA isn't sure what would happen if they went head-to-head with them. "If they played us with our rules, I think we would beat them," Miami's Dwyane Wade said. "But if we played under their rules? We wouldn't have a chance. "That was a great team, and there's a reason they...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons focus on past, not present, at fundraiser

DETROIT (AP) -- Several members of the Detroit Pistons' first two championship teams gathered Thursday for a fundraiser, but the man who still works for the team kept a low profile. President Joe Dumars didn't speak to reporters and owner Tom Gores wouldn't discuss his plans for the end of a season that seems headed toward a fifth straight spring without a postseason berth. "We'll...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Bad Boys ESPN ’30 for 30′ to debut April 17

All kinds of excitement for this [via the aptly-named Pistons blog, Detroit Bad Boys]:  One of ESPN Films' most-anticipated 30 for 30 projects has an official airdate: The Bad Boys, which chronicles the dynastic Pistons teams of the late 1980s and early '90s, will debut Thursday, April 17, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. The film is a collaboration between ESPN Films and NBA Entertainment...
Via Detroit4lyfe
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

'Bad Boys' getting 30 for 30 documentary

The 'Bad Boys' era Pistons will be in the next batch of ESPN 30 for 30 Documentaries. Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated reports the documentary will air April 17 and feature interviews with more than 40 players, coaches and personalities associated with the iconic two-time champions that defined the late 1980s and early 1990s-era of basketball. It will be nice to see Isiah...
Via Bloguin Best
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

'Bad Boys' getting 30 for 30 documentary

The 'Bad Boys' era Pistons will be in the next batch of ESPN 30 for 30 Documentaries. Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated reports the documentary will air April 17 and feature interviews with more than 40 players, coaches and personalities associated with the iconic two-time champions that defined the late 1980s and early 1990s-era of basketball. It will be nice to see Isiah...
Via Crossover Chronicles
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Bad Boys ESPN '30 for 30' to debut April 17

All kinds of excitement for this [via the aptly-named Pistons blog, Detroit Bad Boys]:  One of ESPN Films' most-anticipated 30 for 30 projects has an official airdate: The Bad Boys, which chronicles the dynastic Pistons teams of the late 1980s and early '90s, will debut Thursday, April 17, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. The film is a collaboration between ESPN Films and NBA Entertainment...
Via Detroit4lyfe
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Question of the Week: Should More Ex-Bad-Boys Ever Work For The Detroit Pistons?

A report that the Detroit Pistons might consider former Bad Boy Isiah Thomas as a general manager should be unnerving to fans. (Bradley Park, iccsports, Flickr) Over the weekend, those who aren’t fans of what Joe Dumars currently contributes to the Detroit Pistons had to be slightely unnerved by the news coming from New York regarding the possible future of the team’s front office...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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