Happy Birthday, Bill Laimbeer!

Bill Laimbeer was named the WNBA's coach of the year in 2003. Allen Einstein/NBAE/Getty Images

Bill Laimbeer, coach and general manager of New York Liberty, turns 56 today. Laimbeer is among 16 former NBA players who went on to coach in the WNBA. He won NBA championships in 1989 and 1990 with the Detroit Pistons. He retired from the NBA in 1994, but remained in Detroit, where he eventually became the Shock head coach. There, he won WNBA championships in 2003, 2006 and 2008.

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