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Bill Laimbeer: From WNBA to NBA

Bill Laimbeer: From WNBA to NBA

On June 15, 2009, Bill Laimbeer resigned from the Detroit Shock to pursue NBA coaching opportunities.
For the 2009-10 season, Laimbeer joins NBA’s Minnesota Timbervolves as an assistant coach on the bench of new head coach, former LA Laker player and assistant coach Kurt Rambis. For seven season, Laimbeer served as head coach and general manager for the WNBA powerhouse Detroit Shock, and led the Shock to three WNBA Championships (2003, 2006, 2008), four Eastern Conference titles, and a memorable worst-to-first turnaround (from a 9-23 season to a league best 25 games winning season the following year) for which he was named the 2003 WNBA Coach of the year.
During his 13 plus year career with the Detroit Pistons, Laimbeer was a four time all-star. He led the NBA in rebounding during the 1985-86 season and finished his career as the Pistons all-time leading rebounder (9.4 rpg). He was a key member of the Detroit’s “Bad Boys” teams that won back-back championships in 1989 & 1990.
Rick Mahorn, Shock assistant coach and Laimbeer’s former Piston teammate is the new Shock head coach.

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