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42 Years Ago Today: Bill Laimbeer Commits to Notre Dame

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Before Bill Laimbeer was a two-time NBA Champion as a "Bad Boy" with the Detroit Pistons, he was a highly regarded 6-foot-11 recruit from Palos Verdes, Calif.

Laimbeer played three years for Notre Dame men's basketball coach Digger Phelps, averaging 7.4 points and 6.4 rebounds. He was also a member of the 1977-78 team that made the only Final Four in the program's history.