Bill Laimbeer: will he make a good coach?

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  1. LA Dre

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    Since this forum didn't start until Sep 2005, I recall some of us old timers discussing this point on the Detnews site and if I am not mistaken Laimbeer wanted the job back when LB was let go and was mad when it was given to Flip.

    He use to sit on NBA TV and talk about how good the Pistons were and what they needed to do to win etc, so you knew then that he wanted the job...if he had been offerered it. He was so pro Pistons, I think he had to be let go by both ESPN and NBA TV. :bounce:

    I am not sure if he still wants it now or was told in advance that he would not be considered, but any former Piston who has any coaching credentials I am sure would love to coach here including zeke...not sure though about Dantley:sssh:,
     
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    Yes it is...although I think Smith is a better defender than those two. :stirthepot:
     
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    Beers response when asked if he was intimidated going up against a team with a lot of big name players on it.

    "We have a lot of "names" on our team but we also have alot of good depth on our ball club and that is what we are going to utilize." - Bill Laimbeer
     
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    Hey Katie played the whole game tonight and scored 33 points for the Shock ..

    Bill had his Pistons jersey on under his suit...:crying:
     
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    At least someone won with that jersey on...
     
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    Has Joe interviewed Mike Babcock yet!!:nerd2:
     
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    This ones for the interesting "I didnt know that" stuff department.


    I just recently found out that Rufus Henry beat James Taylor so bad on the court back in the early 80's that Taylor swore to name his next born son after him.

    As fate would have it, he had twins. Rufus and Henry are their names. :)
     
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    I think Katie's arms are as big as CBill's also.
     
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    I also enjoyed hearing his all-time Pistons starting five: Isiah, Bing, Lanier, Rodman, and Yardley. That's a great team.
     
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    Well let's break the monotony and bring in another possible coach for the pisotns.

    That is none other than Rudy T.

    Don't know how is heart problem is progressing. If he gets a favorable Dr's report, maybe Joe can interview him.

    He has a ring.
     

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