Heads up Pistons fans: Bill Laimbeer will be chatting on Pistons.com on Tuesday:
Bill Laimbeer's name sparks one thing in the collective mind of the Detroit community - the desire to win and achieve success in whatever he is involved with. In 2005, Laimbeer finished his fourth season as head coach of the Detroit Shock with a record of 16-18.
The 2005-06 NBA season marks Laimbeer's fifth as Pistons television analyst, working alongside George Blaha on all WB20 telecasts.
Bill Laimbeer will chat with Pistons and Shock fans on Tuesday, November 8 at 3:00 p.m. *
Now, maybe it's me, but I would have omitted his losing record with the Shock last year and gone the nostalgic route, maybe something like this:
Bill Laimbeer's name sparks one thing in the collective mind of the Detroit community - the desire to win and achieve success in whatever he is involved with. He overcame a marked lack of athleticism to play in four All-Star games while establishing himself as one of the NBA's best centers in the late-1980's and early-1990's. Reviled everywhere but Detroit for being the heart and soul of the club's Bad Boys era, Laimbeer ranks 19th in NBA history for personal fouls and first in club history in rebounds.
In addition to working alongside George Blaha as a Pistons television analyst on all WB20 telecasts, Laimbeer is a rising star of the coaching world, leading the Detroit Shock to its first WNBA championship in
20042003 ((EDIT: Thanks, Kevin.)) and interviewing for the New York Knicks job this past summer.
OK, so maybe I embellished "rising star," but I like my version 10 times better than the original. On a sidenote, does anyone know where I can find a list of the all-time leaders in technical fouls and/or flagrant fouls? I have to imagine Lambs is high up on one or both of those lists, but I just can't seem to find anything.
Chat With Bill Laimbeer [NBA.com]