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(ESPN)   Bill Laimbeer will never coach again?? [commence the parade] ... oh ... he won't rule out a future in basketball. God dammit I hate this universal timeline   (espn.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Women's National Basketball Association, Bill Laimbeer, former Las Vegas Aces coach, head coach of the WNBA, New York Liberty, San Antonio franchise, easy decision, second-best record  
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2022-05-21 11:29:00 PM  
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puffy999: Like I've said before imagine the timeline where Arvydas Sabonis comes over when he's drafted. Rests the Achilles injiry. Then he plays in 87. The Pistons certainly don't beat Portland for the title in 90, I think Portland could have won it all in 88 with Sabonis on that team, and Bill has his brains battered out when he tries to pull his BS on a farking giant from the Soviet Union.


..but then we may not have gotten this gem:

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2022-05-21 11:32:29 PM  
8 votes:
Bill Laimbeer...the early years:

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2022-05-22 12:17:08 AM  
5 votes:
Aaahhh Bill Laimbeer. The man who put the "Bad" in The Bad Boys.

/I wish him well in his retirement.
 
2022-05-21 8:46:41 PM  
3 votes:
Like I've said before imagine the timeline where Arvydas Sabonis comes over when he's drafted. Rests the Achilles injiry. Then he plays in 87. The Pistons certainly don't beat Portland for the title in 90, I think Portland could have won it all in 88 with Sabonis on that team, and Bill has his brains battered out when he tries to pull his BS on a farking giant from the Soviet Union.
 
2022-05-22 11:58:50 AM  
3 votes:
300+ coaching wins in a league that doesn't play a large number of games, along with three titles. If you told me when he was playing that he would become a good coach of women, I wouldn't have believed you.
 
2022-05-21 11:47:08 PM  
2 votes:

The_Sponge: Was this game decent?  We had a SNES, but I never played it.

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Basically, it was a slapped-together basketball game where there was no such thing as fouls. The primary way of getting a turnover was simply body-checking the dribbler. Bombs also randomly spawned on the court.
 
2022-05-22 12:19:19 AM  
2 votes:
I wonder if Laimbeer is always looking over his shoulder, expecting to see Robert Parish getting ready to smack him down.
 
2022-05-22 7:56:01 AM  
2 votes:

skinink: I wonder if Laimbeer is always looking over his shoulder, expecting to see Robert Parish getting ready to smack him down.


It's amazing that people considered Parish tough. Why was he afraid to confront Laimbeer face to face? Bird wasn't. Barkley wasn't. Hell, even Isiah wasn't in practice. But Robert Parish was terrified of Laimbeer.
 
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