He was also the 1986 rebound champion and a two-time NBA Champion. After retiring, he coached the Detroit Shock from 2002 to 2009. He is currently the General Manager for the New York Liberty. Laimbeer's highest career salary was the $1.5 million he was paid in 1990 by the Pistons.
So, what happened to Bill Laimbeer?
His streak of 685 consecutive games played (which ended due to suspension in the 1988-89 season) is the fifth longest in league history. Laimbeer retired early in the 1993-94 season at age 36 after an incident in practice with longtime friend Isiah Thomas that led to Thomas breaking his hand.
Subsequently, question is, why did Bill Laimbeer retire?
Laimbeer, 36, said he retired because he had lost the desire to compete, that his work ethic had dwindled and his body was no longer willing to take the punishment he subjected it to. "This was a very difficult decision, but yet it was easy," he said.
What is Isaiah Thomas's net worth?
For almost 30 years, Isiah Thomas has been a big money-maker, starting with his NBA playing career. His off-the-court activities have earned him even more money throughout his life too. Because of all of the money he has made throughout his life, Isiah Thomas is worth $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.