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Bill Laimbeer hired by Liberty

Updated: October 25, 2012, 10:08 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Bill Laimbeer returned to the WNBA on Thursday as the New York Liberty's general manager and coach.

The former Detroit Pistons star led the Detroit Shock to three WNBA titles and was 137-93 as the team's general manager and coach from 2002-09.

"I am very excited to return to the WNBA, and for the opportunity to join the New York Liberty," Laimbeer said. "I missed the competitive fire of players like Cappie Pondexter and Plenette Pierson, two hard-nosed competitors ...

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