A good article on Laimbeer

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  1. mikhail1973

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/05/sports/basketball/05wnba.html?ref=sports

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    sounds like a perfect fit for the pistons.
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    Thats what pistons basketball is all about bring Bill to the Pistons organization..
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    I want the name of his PR firm. Laim's getting great ink right now.
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    Why in the world do we not hear any comments whatsoever about this possibility from the Piston's organization? Does Dumars think he is not ready, but can't admit it publicly because it will look like he is dissing his former teammate? Is he waiting until the time is right? Are there personal issues? Does he simply have no intention of ever hiring Lambs? I just want this to be a topic of conversation. Is the local press even asking these questions? What's up with the silent treatment??????
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    I don't think it's realistic to expect the Pistons to talk about Laimbeer while another guy has the job. The media, sure. But if the front office says anything even remotely complimentary about Bill right now, the Flip Saunders Death Watch starts immediately.
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    And on second thought, it seems lately that every time the Pistons fire a coach it's because they have someone else waiting in the wings to pick right up. (RC Cola for LB, LB for the Dolphster) And in the short time during the shuffle, they are obviously not going to comment on another poterntial coach because they already know who they are hiring. I think it would be interesting to take a leap of faith and see who we get. (Of course, that can end up with Bill D and fans looking like this guy :frusty:
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    What a great article. Well written.
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    "I’m a championship coach,” Laimbeer said. “I win, I demand, I hold people accountable. My job is to say what everybody else is thinking but is afraid to say. Some people don’t like that. That’s too bad.”

    Its entertaining, insightful and it really highlights Laimbeers strength as a coach. Curious timing. And coming from new york...

    man after I read that article, Laimbeer needs to coach the Pistons. Hell, Bill for President!
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    They made a movie about it..."Silence of the Laimbs." :MusicBigGrin:
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    Thank you ladies and gentlemen! Darth will be in Vegas at Fizgerald's pub opening for the piano guy next Tuesday and Wednesday. No cover. But don't forget the tip jar. gooooood night
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    It was very insightful and well-written article. But there's more talk in the NBA about Laimbs being passed for a coaching position. I wonder if someone else could steal him, or maybe Billy D. promised him coaching job with Pistons a couple of years from now?
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    Which is exactly why Davidson won't do it.
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    Low, I don't know if that is the reason, or any other reasons, but they just won't give him the opportunity.
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    Personally, I'd love to see him given the opportunity, but I remember reading a couple years ago that the concern was that while women would respond to him, the pampered NBA players would not put up with him and demand trades or that he get fired.
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    That's kind of what I was thinking about. He probably would've been good with the younger team, maybe like Bulls or Portland.
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    Dumars doesn't want this to go down like the Trammell hiring.
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    It couldn't really. I mean the players are good enough to get into playoffs and probably make it out of round 1 with any coach. The risk is not that high. But, on the other hand to avoid this risk, why not bring Laimbs in as an assistant, especially since Porter may leave for a headcoaching job?
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    It undercuts Saunders. He'd have a local hero two seats down who's won 2 championships as a coach, and everybody would be yelling for the axe to fall. Plus Laim's personality would overshadow Flip's. I don't think he's the quiet "assistant coach" type who stays in the background.

    On the other hand, the "too tough for NBA players" thing is a weak excuse. By that reasoning, Popovich and Skiles and McMillan should all be working the WNBA.

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