Monday, June 15th, 2009 at 2:30 pm  |  15 responses

Laimbeer shocks the Detroit Shock

According to a Free Press report, Bill Laimbeer, a key player on the Pistons back-to-back championship teams, will resign as coach of the WNBA’s Detroit Shock just weeks into the new season.

Laimbeer coached the Shock for the better part of six seasons, taking them from the bottom of the standings in 2002 to their third WNBA Title this past year.

He is the second coach to call it quits already this season. Don Zierden, coach of the Minnesota Lynx, resigned days before play began to take a coaching job with the Washington Wizards.

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  • niQ

    . . . so i guess this is the news we get after the playoffs.

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    Story is useless without provocative Candace Parker pics

  • Rob

    3 Championships in 6 seasons. Sounds like he may be heading to the L. But where?

  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo

    Hate hate hate!

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I’m guessing he is getting an assistant’s job with the Pistons. Either that or him and Rick Mahorn are finally joining the WWE as a tag team duo.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    I think that Rick Mahorn may be his successor actually.

  • kell

    Didnt think Bill would hang around for long. Does his abrasive coaching style translate in the NBA? The girls put up with his stuff, the guys may not.

    He’s a winner though.

  • Teddy-the-Bear


  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    Alright, what player is coming out the next couple days acusing him of sexual harrasment?

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/christopher_sells-authorHV106.html chiqo

    @anton: she’s too close to baby-drop, give her some time to get right again.

  • AMcguire

    pistons fans, here’s your new coach. lol

    Sheed vs Bill could be entertaining…lol

  • http://nbacheapseats.blogspot.com Chendaddy

    Suns? Grizzlies? Timberwolves? Raptors?

  • http://www.sprint.com/pre dma


  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Going to the Lakers. %#&@ Phil Jackson and his ten championships. Jackson’s out, Laimbeer’s in. LA’s making the move.

  • Canuck

    The WNBA is in the middle of a season?