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Auburn Hills, MI (Betting Express) -The Detroit Shock signed coach Bill Laimbeer to a two-year contract on Thursday. Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Laimbeer has led the Shock to three WNBA titles (2003, 2006, 2008) and has compiled a record of 136-90 in his seven seasons as Detroit's coach.
"Bill has established himself as a premier professional basketball coach and general manager," president of Palace Sports & Entertainment Tom Wilson said. "His ability to assemble talent - both players and coaches - and inspire his teams to become champions has led to the ultimate prize for the Shock in three of the last six seasons. The Palace is fortunate to have such an impressive leader guiding our WNBA team into the future."
A member of the Detroit Pistons teams that won two straight NBA championships from 1989-90, Laimbeer is the all-time leader in both postseason and WNBA Finals victories.
November 20, 2008, at 08:16 PM ET