Bill Laimbeer is a retired American professional basketball player and current coach. He was born on May 19, 1957 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Laimbeer played center in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1979 to 1994. He spent the majority of his career with the Detroit Pistons, helping lead the team to two NBA championships in 1989 and 1990. He was named to the All-Star Game four times and was selected to the All-Defensive Second Team twice.
Laimbeer was known for his physical style of play and his ability to play with a chip on his shoulder. He was an enforcer on the court, using his size and strength to control the paint and protect his teammates. He was also a strong rebounder and a solid scorer, and his ability to play both inside and outside made him a versatile player.
After retiring from the NBA, Laimbeer has been involved in coaching. He has served as head coach of the Detroit Shock in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), leading the team to three championships. He is currently the head coach of the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA.