The Detroit Pistons fired Lawrence Frank on Thursday after he spent two seasons unsuccessfully trying to revive the struggling franchise.
The team announced one day after the Pistons lost at Brooklyn to finish the season 29-53.
''We thank Lawrence for his hard work and dedication, but we feel it is in the best interest of the franchise to make a change at this time,'' team president Joe Dumars said. ''Decisions like this are never easy and we wish Lawrence well in the future.''
Frank went 54-94 in two seasons with Detroit. He took over before the lockout-shortened 2011-12 campaign, and the rebuilding Pistons have been slow to improve despite drafting in the lottery the last three years.
This is a big offseason for the Pistons, who traded veterans Ben Gordon and Tayshaun Prince in the last year and have a decent amount of space under the salary cap.
Owner Tom Gores, who took over just before Frank was hired, said earlier this week he expected better results this season and was s...