New York Liberty rename Bill Laimbeer head coach

Biggest head-scratcher ever:

NEW YORK, NY – January 8, 2015 – The New York Liberty has renamed three-time WNBA champion and WNBA coach of the year recipient Bill Laimbeer as the team’s head coach. Previously, Laimbeer held the position of head coach and general manager for the Liberty during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

“Our goal is to ensure that the Liberty return to their position as one of the most consistently competitive and successful teams in the WNBA,” said Kristin Bernert, Senior Vice President, Business Operations, New York Liberty. “We spent a great deal of time on how to move forward to ensure both immediate and long term success, and kept coming back to Bill. He’s had tremendous success in the WNBA, and we are confident that he is the right coach to help deliver a winning franchise for our fans.”

The pickings are so slim at the pro level that organizations now are re-hiring former employees.

Who will the Storm hire?

Kristin Bernert used to work for the Sparks. Looks like one big WNBA carousel.

Never seen a pro organization do this before.

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