Found December 15, 2011 on Pro Basketball Talk:
2010-11 record: 30-52 Head Coach: Lawrence Frank (in his first year, replacing the disaster that was John Kuester). Key Departures: Richard Hamilton, Tracy McGrady Key Additions: Damien Wilkins, Kareem Rush Best-Case Scenario: Lawrence Frank injects a sense of purpose into the Pistons. Rodney Stuckey re-finds his game. Ben Gordon becomes one of the league’s deadliest…

Pistons embrace fresh start with Lawrence Frank

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Lawrence Frank knows he has to change everything about the Detroit Pistons in a short period of time. Luckily for him, he's got plenty of people that are ready to help. At Wednesday's Media Day, the first player to face the media was also the first one to step up to the plate. "I watched all 82 games from the sidelines last season, and I learned...

New Pistons coach Lawrence Frank tight-lipped about exhibition game

DETROIT - Lawrence Frank isn't tipping his hand on Friday night's exhibition opener against the Cavaliers. The...

Pistons' Lawrence Frank bucks pregame trend, holds mini-practice

Morning shoot-arounds typically are affairs that last less than an hour because coaches don't want to wear out players and players are usually in a hurry to get a little rest and relaxation before that night's game.

Fired Up for Frank

Pistons players were eager for a fresh start this year - and they're even more eager to get going after their first exposure to first-year coach Lawrence Frank, Keith Langlois writes for True Blue Pistons.

Mission: Win Back Fans

Lawrence Frank will take The Palace court as coach of the Pistons for the first time tonight for the preseason opener against Cleveland, but here's what he says is significant about the night: It's the first step in the team's mission to win back Pistons fans, Keith Langlois writes for True Blue Pistons.

Pistons coach tight-lipped about tonight's exhibition

Lawrence Frank isn't tipping his hand on tonight's exhibition opener against the Cavaliers. The first-year Pistons coach spoke after Thursday's practice about how he'll approach the game and didn't offer many answers about playing time and who will start.

Taking Charge

Lawrence Frank doesn't believe the absence of a great shot-blocker should be any excuse for not producing a great defensive effort. If Greg Monroe develops into the anchor Frank expects, the Pistons should make significant strides defensively, Keith Langlois writes for True Blue Pistons.

Pistons Mailbag - Monday, December 15, 2011

Feedback from training camp from players has been glowing on new coach Lawrence Frank and his staff, and that has Pistons Mailbag fans wondering about expectations for the season ahead and what moves the Pistons might have up their sleeve. On with Mailbag ...

Ready or Not

Just one week after training camp opened, first-year Pistons coach Lawrence Frank will open the 2011 preseason Friday night when the Pistons host Cleveland. How will he handle playing time under such unusual circumstances? Keith Langlois takes a look at the situation for True Blue Pistons.

Transition Game

Lawrence Frank says leadership is really about bringing it every night. To that end, the Pistons' future is in good hands with the likes of Greg Monroe, Jonas Jerebko and Brandon Knight, Keith Langlois writes for True Blue Pistons.

Damien Wilkins will start for Pistons tonight

Pistons coach Lawrence Frank wants to use the brief preseason to experiment with different lineups. Wilkins doesn't have a guaranteed spot on the team, so maybe Frank wants to see him try to guard a starting small forward.

Adapt and Advance

In a season that will demand a coach constantly assess his team's progress and change accordingly, Joe Dumars is fully confident that Lawrence Frank will have considered every possibility before it arises, Keith Langlois writes for True Blue Pistons.

Watch to watch today: What to watch today

Yes, we have hoops, as the Pistons open their two-game exhibition season by hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers. So what's new, besides there being no more Rip Hamilton? Well, there's rookie Brandon Knight. And coach Lawrence Frank. Jonas Jerebko is healthy. And the whole show is owned by the new guy, Tom Gores. 7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit.
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