ESPN 30 for 30: Bad Boys – Review

Bad Boys, the newest ESPN 30 for 30, premiered on Thursday night on ESPN. Bad Boys brilliantly chronicled the 1980s hard-nosed Detroit Pistons and their gradual climb to the top of basketball greatness. Bill Laimbeer, Isaiah Thomas, and Dennis Rodman shocked the world when they defeated Michael Jordan’s Bulls, Larry Bird’s Celtics, Magic Johnson’s Lakers, Clyde Drexler...
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Terribly Awesome Basketball Card: Bill Laimbeer

Bill Laimbeer was a dick. To take a line from the Sopranos, you didn’t have to like Bill Laimbeer (did anyone?), but you did have to respect him. He always seemed to be wearing that Phantom of the Opera nose guard, not because he was fragile, but because his opponents couldn’t resist popping the notorious agitator in the nose any time the opportunity presented itself. Laimbeer...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Laimbeer still hated by his peers

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 →
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September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Laimbeer, new-look Liberty ready for a fresh start

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...
Via AP on Fox
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

With Laimbeer as coach, retooled Liberty excited

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.'' Laimbeer...
Via Fox Sports
May 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Liberty bolster frontcourt with Bone, Young

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. ''They'...
Via AP on Fox
April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

McWilliams-Franklin will coach for Liberty

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...
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March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Laimbeer joins Liberty as general manager, coach

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  |  Discuss

Robert Parish Explains Punching Bill Laimbeer, Reveals Three Favorite Players to Play Against (Video)

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...
July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Bill Laimbeer caught a 75 pound fish.

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...
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November 11, 2011  |  Discuss

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