Report: Laimbeer Headed Back to the NBA

By Mel Greenberg

Apparently, former WNBA Detroit Shock coach and general manager Bill Laimbeer has found a home back in the NBA.

The former center of the NBA champion Detroit Pistons during their "Bad Boys" era in the late 1980s will join new Minnesota Timberwolves coach Kurt Rambis, and the Minneapolis paper reported.

Laimbeer, who has never coached in the NBA, resigned from the Shock in June after leading Detroit to three championships, including last season's three-game sweep of the San Atonio Silver Stars.

He has said that the NBA was in his aspiration after leaving the WNBA franchise he rescued, turning the Shock into a worst-to-first wonder when they bolted from the worst record the previous season to their first WNBA title in 2003.

-- Mel