Bill Laimbeer Biography

September 8, 2020
First published on:September 8, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Bill Laimbeer

Birth Name William J. Laimbeer Jr.
Birth Place Boston, Massachusetts
Famous Name Bill Laimbeer
Father William Laimbeer, Sr.
Mother Mary Laimbeer
Net Worth $13 million
Position in Team Head coach
Current team Las Vegas Aces
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession WNBA Coach
Currently Married Yes
Married to Chris Laimbeer
Children Two

William J. Laimbeer Jr. well recognized as Bill Laimbeer is an American professional basketball coach and a former player who currently stands as the head coach of the Las Vegas Aces of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). During his playing stint, he was known for his 11-year tenure with the Detroit Pistons in the NBA. Also, he played for Cleveland Cavaliers (1980-1982) and Basket Brescia Leonessa (1979-1980). 

Boston, Massachusetts native, Bill Laimbeer was born on 19th May 1957, under the star sign Taurus. He holds an American nationality and is of white ethnic background.

How Much Is Bill Laimbeer's Net Worth In 2020?

As of 2020, Bill Laimbeer has an estimated net worth of $13 million. The significant source of his earning is basketball: initially as a player and now coach. As reported, his highest career salary was the $1.5 million he was paid in 1990 by the Pistons.

Salary History: 

Year Team Earning
1984-1985 Detroit Pistons $500,000
1985-1986 Detroit Pistons $630,000
1987-1988 Detroit Pistons $630,000
1988-1989 Detroit Pistons $630,000
1990-1991 Detroit Pistons $1,510,000
1991-1992 Detroit Pistons $1,369,000
1982-1993 Detroit Pistons $1,319,000
1993-1994 Detroit Pistons $1,300,000

Currently, Bill serves as the head coach of the Las Vegas Aces of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), where he reportedly makes no less than the six-digit figure per annum as salary. 

Is Bill Laimbeer Married?

Bill Laimbeer is a married man. He tied the knot with his girlfriend, Chris Laimbeer. Unlike other wags, Chris is far from the spotlight: she has always lived a low key personal life but sometimes appears during games. Not only Chris but the whole Laimbeer family including their children: son Eric and daughter Keri stay way from the limelight.

Bill Laimbeer's wife SOURCE: Getty Images

Laimbeer is nowhere to be found on social sites such as Instagram and Twitter. 

Early Years

Bill was born to Mary Laimbeer and William Laimbeer Sr., who was an Owens-Illinois executive who rose as high as company president. He has a sister, Susan Laimbeer. Before joining the Notre Dame, he played a Sleestak on the children's TV series Land of the Lost. For college, he attended Notre Dame where he played basketball.

Player To Coach

In 1979, Laimbeer was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers. On February 16, 1982, he was traded to the Detroit Pistons, where he spent the rest of his career. Notorious for his physical play and violent reputation on the court, he won NBA Championships consecutively in 1989 and 1990 with the Pistons and was named an NBA All-Star four times. 

Upon his retirement as a player, Laimbeer pursued a career in the field of coaching and joined  Detroit Shock in the WNBA as a coach from 2002 to 2009, winning three league championships in 2003, 2006, and 2008. Next, he became the head coach of the New York Liberty (2013 - 2017) and has been the head coach of the Las Vegas Aces since 2018. He has twice been named the WNBA's Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2015.

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