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I guess we’re going to see how much of an ego Lawrence Frank has.
According to a story via Mike Mazzeo of ESPN, newly-appointed Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd, has reached out to his former coach to serve as his assistant. Frank was fired by the Detroit Pistons earlier in the year after a disappointing tenure with the team, and is currently at home looking after his wife who recently had emergency surgery.
“The invitation is out there, so it’s up to him,” Kidd said Friday on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike.”
“He’s in a special situation. He’s at home, his wife is sick, so I understand coming off of coaching [the Detroit Pistons] and [possibly] wanting a year off with his family, so I respect that. The big thing is he knows how much I love him and how much I need him, but family comes first, and I respect that.”
Kidd says that he’s trying to gather a staff high on experience since it’s his first coaching gig of any kind.
“There’s a lot of people that have come out publicly saying that I need to get a seasoned staff, and that’s what I’m looking at, people who maybe have been head coaches in this league or have been assistants and understand what it take to have some success so I can learn on the job,” Kidd said. “One of those candidates is Lawrence Frank that I’m trying to get because we get along well, I trust him and I think he understands what it takes to have some success in this league.”
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I might come off to some of you as a disgruntled Knicks fan, but if you read into what I am saying I think you will understand that my point is valid.
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And now here we are. PS, who’s supposed to see this?
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Anyone else USED to think they were good at this game? **** you Japan. (thanks to Deadspin for the scoop)
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