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Just saw the tweet and the link:

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Not a lot of information yet.....

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As long as it isn't Anne Donovan, Tina will probably be good with whoever coaches her....she's home, which was most important to her...
 

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As long as it isn't Anne Donovan, Tina will probably be good with whoever coaches her....she's home, which was most important to her...

That was my first thought as well..she is home
 

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He wasn't successful. That said, I "thought" he might have them moving in the right direction. I did (from afar) disagree with some of his personnel decisions, but assumed they were related to getting the team to play the style he wanted.

I am neutral on this one, only because the grass is not always greener . . .
 
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She wasn't a "star", but I thought the injury to Essence Carson really hurt Bill's chances to implement the style of play he wanted with the Lib.
 
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As long as it isn't Anne Donovan, Tina will probably be good with whoever coaches her....she's home, which was most important to her...

Perhaps the Liberty will ask for her opinion as to who the new coach should be.
 

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Bill will probably end up in Los Angeles and Tina will be pondering why she didn't ask to go to the Sparks...
 

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I couldn't stand him when he was a player. Can't stand him as a coach. Good riddance.

Really good player, really good coach, and a world-class ... bye Bill. :p
 
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Seems like he was stuck with relying on Cappie...

I could see it in his eyes.
 
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Never liked the guy or his style of coaching. He did make for some great rivalry emotions though...got the blood boiling so to speak.
Maybe the Liberty would take Ann Donovan off our hands or at least give the Sun management some incentive to make their own changes.
 

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Voepel weighs in

More back story than revelation, but still of interest

"When he was hired just two years ago as the New York Liberty's coach/general manager, Bill Laimbeer said his aim was "Creating a culture that says, 'What we care about is winning championships. That's what matters.'""

Two years and no championship. You are done, Bill

"Hey, the Lib fans don't need to hear right away what the game plan is going forward. They should still just be basking in joy about the end of the Liberty's three-year exile to Newark. They got back into refurbished Madison Square Garden this season, so surely they'll be docile and patient waiting however long or short it takes for the Liberty to figure out who takes the reins for 2015 and beyond.

Because if there's one thing New Yorkers are known for, it's patience."


As a New Yorker, I must weigh in on this one:

NOT

"Whatever direction the Liberty go now in regard to a new coach and GM, this much does seem sure: It's not going to be easy to get a lot closer to that "championship mentality" very soon."

So don't hold out hope for a quick answer on this one.
 

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Her comment about Cappie is spot on - she is aging but should have a few good years. Unfortunately, she apparently battled some health issues (one of the commentators on the TV game I saw said it was some kind of tendon and had eroded her lift and explosiveness, although I never saw this confirmed) and the Lib fans in the RU fanbase were hoping she would take the overseas season off. Unfortunately it was noted on our board a few days ago that she is headed to Australia.
 

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Her comment about Cappie is spot on - she is aging but should have a few good years. Unfortunately, she apparently battled some health issues (one of the commentators on the TV game I saw said it was some kind of tendon and had eroded her lift and explosiveness, although I never saw this confirmed) and the Lib fans in the RU fanbase were hoping she would take the overseas season off. Unfortunately it was noted on our board a few days ago that she is headed to Australia.

It's a $$ opportunity coupled with her age that she sees in her rear view mirror. One has to wonder how much a decision to get some cash in the bank will contribute towards shortening a playing career that already does not have a large life span. :(
 
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It's a opportunity coupled with her age that she sees in her rear view mirror. One has to wonder how much a decision to get some cash in the bank will contribute towards shortening a playing career that already does not have a large life span. :(
Logically/financially, players who can earn more overseas should take their WNBA seasons off to heal, rather than vice-versa.
 

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Logically/financially, players who can earn more overseas should take their WNBA seasons off to heal, rather than vice-versa.

Yes, well....playing at home in front of family and friends does weigh in as well I would imagine. Still, I cannot imagine donning her shoes and weighing all of these elements.

Good luck to her. I hope she does well.
 
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If he would've kept Simmons on the team he would've had all the scoring he needed and they would've made the playoffs for sure.

Anna Cruz played solid point guard and Simmons would've been a great scoring guard.

She seemed to struggle when I watched her at the Sun game. He must not have liked her. I think with time she would've caught on.
 
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Voepel weighs in

More back story than revelation, but still of interest

"When he was hired just two years ago as the New York Liberty's coach/general manager, Bill Laimbeer said his aim was "Creating a culture that says, 'What we care about is winning championships. That's what matters.'""

Two years and no championship. You are done, Bill

"Hey, the Lib fans don't need to hear right away what the game plan is going forward. They should still just be basking in joy about the end of the Liberty's three-year exile to Newark. They got back into refurbished Madison Square Garden this season, so surely they'll be docile and patient waiting however long or short it takes for the Liberty to figure out who takes the reins for 2015 and beyond.

Because if there's one thing New Yorkers are known for, it's patience."


As a New Yorker, I must weigh in on this one:

NOT

"Whatever direction the Liberty go now in regard to a new coach and GM, this much does seem sure: It's not going to be easy to get a lot closer to that "championship mentality" very soon."

So don't hold out hope for a quick answer on this one.

NY fans must be the most patient in the league...to put up with the Knicks and Mets and still come to the games...
 
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Bill will probably end up in Los Angeles and Tina will be pondering why she didn't ask to go to the Sparks...
The more I think about it the better that idea sounds. The Sparks could be good as any team in the league with Hamson joining the team next year. Bill would make them an awesome defensive team!
 

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NY fans must be the most patient in the league...to put up with the Knicks and Mets and still come to the games...

That's pretty much the same for any league anywhere. Diehard fans come by their label honestly.
 
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