Laimbeer shocks the Detroit Shock

by June 15, 2009

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.