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      Laimbeer joins Liberty as general manager, coach

      Bill Laimbeer is returning to the WNBA as the New York Liberty's general manager and coach.

      Terms of Laimbeer's deal with the team weren't disclosed Thursday.

      The former Detroit Pistons star led the Detroit Shock to three WNBA titles and was 137-93 as the team's general manager and coach from 2002-09.

      Laimbeer replaces John Whisenant. In two seasons as general manager and coach, Whisenant had a 34-34 record and led the Liberty to playoff berths.