Counted out, glossed over, never had a chance-- if you believe the reports, it isn't likely that Bill Laimbeer will be seriously considered to be the next Detroit Pistons head coach. Why trust a guy like Laimbeer when the bulk of his coaching experience was in the WNBA? Why give him a shot when his temper is more famous than his on-court production? Why consider Laimbeer when names like Mark Jackson, Lawrence Frank, Mike Woodson and Kelvin Sampson are on the board? The answer is pretty simple-- when you break it down, the arguments for hiring Bill Laimbeer are more compelling than the arguments against, and the values he embodies are precisely what this Pistons team needs.
— From In Defense of Bill Laimbeer: The right man for the job - Detroit Bad Boys
Mike Payne does an admirable job here of looking at the "WNBA question" that some are apparently using to cast a shadow of doubt over Bill Laimbeer's NBA coaching chances. The bottom line is that with as much success as he had in the WNBA, there might be more carryover than other coaching options.