William J Laimbeer Jr was a professional American basketball player. You might remember him from his time with the Detroit Pistons. In total, Bill stayed with the team for eleven years, right up until he quit basketball in 1993. This came after he injured his back and knee.
Critics stated that Bill’s skills were often eclipsed by his immense physicality. One of his former teammates, Dennis Rodman, described Bill as a ‘Thug’ in his book. Learn more about Bill’s Career, Age and Education, Net worth, and biography.
Bill Laimbeer is a retired pro-athlete. He played for the National Basketball Association (NBA) for thirteen years. From 1980 to 1982, he played for ‘Cleveland Cavaliers’ and from 1982 to 1993, he played for the Detroit Pistons’.
After his playing games were behind him, Bill began his career as a coach in 2002, working for ‘Detroit Shock.’
Later on, he also coached ‘New York Liberty’ and is currently the lead coach of Las Vegas Aces. They are part of the Women’s National Basketball Association.
Age and Education.
Bill Laimbeer is 64 years old. He was born on the 19th of May 1957 in Boston, Massachusetts. Bill is the son of Mary and William Laimbeer Sr.
He has a sister, Susan Laimbeer. He attended Palos Verdes High School in Southern Carolina, USA. Bill then joined The University of Notre Dame in Indiana but later dropped out after only two semesters.
Besides this, Laimbeer also spent several years at Notre Dame. While at the institution, he played for the University’s basketball team.
Net worth and Income
Bill Laimbeer’s net worth is gauged to be roughly $13 million as of 2021. His avenues of income are mostly from his basketball and coaching career.
Sources say that Laimbeer’s starting salary while playing for the Detroit Pistons was approximately $500,000 per annum. Remarkably, by the time he was retiring, he was earning $ 1,300,000 per annum.
Wife and Kids
Bill has been married to Chris Laimbeer for forty-two years. Together, they have a daughter named Kerlann Laimbeer and a son named Eric Laimbeer. Chris is of Caucasian origin and is a US national.
Not much is known to the public about Chris because she lives a private life away from the media. The apple does not fall far from the tree as Kerlann is also a basketball player like her father.
Bill Laimbeer does not own any social media account. However, there are a couple of pseudo accounts under his name on Instagram. Many upcoming basketball players and fans still remember and look up to him as a legend of the game.