Shock's Laimbeer Named Coach of the Year
Laimbeer received the award at a Shock playoff game.|
Detroit's worst-to-first turnaround was acheived only one other time in major professional sports history when the 1890 Louisville Colonels baseball team of the American Association accomplished the same feat.
Along the way, the Shock set Eastern Conference single-season records for winning percentage and wins, while becoming the first Eastern Conference team to earn home-court advantage throughout the playoffs since the Houston Comets boasted the WNBA's best record in 1997. Detroit's 16-win improvement from 2002 to 2003 also set a WNBA record.
The 54-member voting panel consisted of 12 national media representatives, as well as media representatives from each of the league's 14 markets who cover the WNBA regularly.
|45||Bill Laimbeer||Detroit Shock|
|4||Suzie McConnell Serio�||Minnesota Lynx|
|2||Van Chancellor||Houston Comets|
|2||John Whisenant||Sacramento Monarchs|
|1||Michael Cooper||Los Angeles Sparks|
|2003||Bill Laimbeer||Detroit Shock|
|2002||Marianne Stanley�||Washington Mystics|
|2001||Dan Hughes||Cleveland Rockers|
|2000||Michael Cooper||Los Angeles Sparks|
|1999||Van Chancellor||Houston Comets|
|1998||Van Chancellor||Houston Comets|
|1997||Van Chancellor||Houston Comets|