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Bill Laimbeer

Former Center for the NBA Detroit Pistons; Head Coach and General Manager for the WNBA Detroit Shock

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 Bill Laimbeer Biography

Bill Laimbeer's name sparks one thing in the collective mind of the Detroit community - the desire to win and achieve success in whatever he is involved with.

In the middle of the 2002 WNBA season, Laimbeer took over the head coaching position for the Detroit Shock. A year later, he led the franchise to its first WNBA championship and was named Coach of the Year that season. It marked the first time in WNBA history that a team other than Los Angeles or Houston won the title. On September 9, 2006 Laimbeer led the Shock to their second WNBA championship against the Sacramento Monarchs in five games.

In 2008, Laimbeer helped the Shock win their third WNBA title in six years, defeating San Antonio on October 5, 2008.

Laimbeer oversees Detroit's basketball staff, its roster development and all player acquisitions while also coaching the team on the floor. Laimbeer joined the Shock prior to the 02 season as a special consultant, assisting the Shock organization in marketing and ticket sales, as well as providing an experienced sounding board for the coaching staff. As a recognized name in the Detroit area, Laimbeer provides instant credibility to every Shock initiative, on and off the court. He brings hands-on NBA experience, from both a basketball and a business perspective.

He began his NBA career after being drafted in the third round (65th Overall) by Cleveland in the 1979 draft. He was traded from Cleveland to Detroit along with Kenny Carr in exchange for Phil Hubbard, Paul Mokeski and future first and second round draft choices on February 16, 1982. A four-time NBA All-Star, Laimbeer was known as one of the nastiest members of the famed Bad Boys of the late 1980s that won back-to-back NBA Championships in 1989 and 1990. The Pistons franchise leader in total rebounds (9,430), Laimbeer averaged 12.9 ppg, 9.7 rpg and 2.0 apg in 1,068 games during his 14-year NBA career with Cleveland and Detroit. In 113 playoff games with the Pistons, he averaged 12.0 ppg, 9.7 rpg and 1.7 apg. He was the NBAs leading rebounder in 1985-86 with 13.1 rpg. Laimbeer announced his retirement from the NBA on December 1, 1993. Recognized as one of the all-time best centers in franchise history, on February 4, 1995 he became one of six Pistons players to have their number retired.

A fierce competitor, Laimbeer finished his career with a 580-434 (.572) overall regular season record as a member of the Pistons. Preparing himself for an eventual coaching career, he was able to learn from Chuck Daly, the all-time winningest coach in Pistons history (467-271, .633, regular season and 71-42, .628, playoffs).

As a member of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, he helped the squad to the Final Four in 1978 and was eliminated by the eventual National Champion Michigan State Spartans in the finals of the Mideast Region during his senior season of 1979. He graduated later that year with a degree in Economics.

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Bill Laimbeer

Former Center for the NBA Detroit Pistons; Head Coach and General Manager for the WNBA Detroit Shock

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Bill Laimbeer Biography

Bill Laimbeer's name sparks one thing in the collective mind of the Detroit community - the desire to win and achieve success in whatever he is involved with.

In the middle of the 2002 WNBA season, Laimbeer took over the head coaching position for the Detroit Shock. A year later, he led the franchise to its first WNBA championship and was named Coach of the Year that season. It marked the first time in WNBA history that a team other than Los Angeles or Houston won the title. On September 9, 2006 Laimbeer led the Shock to their second WNBA championship against the Sacramento Monarchs in five games.

In 2008, Laimbeer helped the Shock win their third WNBA title in six years, defeating San Antonio on October 5, 2008.

Laimbeer oversees Detroit's basketball staff, its roster development and all player acquisitions while also coaching the team on the floor. Laimbeer joined the Shock prior to the 02 season as a special consultant, assisting the Shock organization in marketing and ticket sales, as well as providing an experienced sounding board for the coaching staff. As a recognized name in the Detroit area, Laimbeer provides instant credibility to every Shock initiative, on and off the court. He brings hands-on NBA experience, from both a basketball and a business perspective.

He began his NBA career after being drafted in the third round (65th Overall) by Cleveland in the 1979 draft. He was traded from Cleveland to Detroit along with Kenny Carr in exchange for Phil Hubbard, Paul Mokeski and future first and second round draft choices on February 16, 1982. A four-time NBA All-Star, Laimbeer was known as one of the nastiest members of the famed Bad Boys of the late 1980s that won back-to-back NBA Championships in 1989 and 1990. The Pistons franchise leader in total rebounds (9,430), Laimbeer averaged 12.9 ppg, 9.7 rpg and 2.0 apg in 1,068 games during his 14-year NBA career with Cleveland and Detroit. In 113 playoff games with the Pistons, he averaged 12.0 ppg, 9.7 rpg and 1.7 apg. He was the NBAs leading rebounder in 1985-86 with 13.1 rpg. Laimbeer announced his retirement from the NBA on December 1, 1993. Recognized as one of the all-time best centers in franchise history, on February 4, 1995 he became one of six Pistons players to have their number retired.

A fierce competitor, Laimbeer finished his career with a 580-434 (.572) overall regular season record as a member of the Pistons. Preparing himself for an eventual coaching career, he was able to learn from Chuck Daly, the all-time winningest coach in Pistons history (467-271, .633, regular season and 71-42, .628, playoffs).

As a member of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, he helped the squad to the Final Four in 1978 and was eliminated by the eventual National Champion Michigan State Spartans in the finals of the Mideast Region during his senior season of 1979. He graduated later that year with a degree in Economics.

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    Booking fees for Bill Laimbeer, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bill Laimbeer, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bill Laimbeer?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bill Laimbeer for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bill Laimbeer for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bill Laimbeer or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bill Laimbeer or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bill Laimbeer is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bill Laimbeer for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Bill Laimbeer generally travels from Detroit, MI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Larry Bird, Pat Williams, Jim Harbaugh, Lloyd Carr and Webb Simpson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bill Laimbeer for an upcoming event.

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