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Laimbeer returns, Stern to retire in '14

Originally Published: October 25, 2012
By Mechelle Voepel | espnW

On the same day NBA commissioner David Stern announced when he would be saying goodbye to his job, Bill Laimbeer said hello to the WNBA again.

In the grand scheme of things, the WNBA will be considered a small part of Stern's legacy as one of the pre-eminent sports czars of our time. And Laimbeer always will be known more as one of Detroit's "bad boys" -- a hard-nosed, blue-collar player who relished the fact that opposing fans loved to hate him -- than as a WNBA coach.

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