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Bill Laimbeer back with New York Liberty as head coach

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In a surprising move, after firing Bill Laimbeer the new head coach of the New York Liberty is...Bill Laimbeer.

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The New York Liberty has named their new coach for the 2015 WNBA season.  Oddly enough, it's the same head coach they had in the 2014 season - Bill Laimbeer.

From the press release:

"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."

Well, you can't claim that the Liberty didn't pick a head coach who has proved he can win championships and has a lot of WNBA experience. Furthermore, no one knows the Liberty roster better than the guy who put it together.  It is a rather odd move, though.