Found April 18, 2013 on
They’ll probably chose to fire him but I admire Lawrence Frank’s moxie.
According to a report courtesy of Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Detroit Pistons head coach, has given the organization an ultimatum with regards to his future.
With his brief tenure rapidly reaching a crossroads, Detroit Pistons coach Lawrence Frank informed owner Tom Gores that he shouldn’t be retained for the third year of his contract unless the franchise is willing to guarantee the deal’s fourth-year team option, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
In the week prior to completing his second season as Pistons coach on Wednesday night, Frank delivered this message to Gores and Detroit general manager Joe Dumars in face-to-face and telephone discussions, sources said.
Within the organization, Frank has been insistent that the Pistons’ full-blown rebuilding project and recent instabilities in the head coaching position make it largely unworkable for him to return as a lame-duck coach for the 2013-14 season.
Apparently, the Pistons organization will let Frank know today if he stays or if he goes. Frank is guaranteed $4 million for next season, so I guess he saw this ultimatum as a risk worth taking.
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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,'...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Lawrence Frank has been fired by the Detroit Pistons after he became the latest coach unable to revive the struggling franchise's fortunes. The team announced the move Thursday, a day after the Pistons lost at Brooklyn to finish the season 29-53. Frank went 54-94 in two seasons with Detroit. He took over before the lockout-shortened 2011-12 campaign...
Two years are about the average stay of a head coach in the Joe Dumars run era of the Detroit Pistons. It appears that Lawrence Frank is on his way out, even though he is contractually signed through next season, while the team holds an option for a fourth year. Regardless, Frank is trying to negotiate a guaranteed 4th-year according to a report from Yahoo! Sports: Within the organization...
Well that didn’t take very long now did it. A few hours ago we reported that Lawrence Frank had given the Detroit Pistons an ultimatum, well they showed how they felt.
Story going online now: Pistons have notified Lawrence Frank that won’t be retained as coach. Link on way momentarily
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) April 18, 2013
AUBURN HILLS, Michigan– On Thursday, a day after the Pistons ended another disappointing season, Detroit Pistons GM Joe Dumars announced that coach Lawrence Frank will not be retained for next season, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. The Pistons were 54-94 in his two seasons as head coach. I’m torn on this decision. One one hand, [...]
The Pistons have decided to fire Lawrence Frank, sources tell RealGM's Jarrod Rudolph.
In the NFL they call it Black Monday. It's the day after the regular season ends and many of the teams that are done playing start to look to the future. Time to make changes so that next post season they are still playing instead of watching from home. Step one is to fire the leader of the team that is supposed to guide them to victory--the head coach.
With the end of the...
The coaching rotation continues
If league sources are correct, the 13 year run of Joe Dumars as Detroit Pistons’ team president could soon be coming to a close.
Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News reported Sunday that based on some substantial league chatter, Dumars, along with his head coach Lawrence Frank, could quickly be on the way out of town.
Prior to Monday night’s game, Pistons’ owner Tom Gores...
The first time Byron Scott was fired, Lawrence Frank took his job. Now they're both looking for work, and the NBA's coaching carousel is already spinning in three cities.
Scott was fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Frank was ousted by the Detroit Pistons and Doug Collins resigned as coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, all three Thursday, a day after the end of the regular season...
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Rants- Lawrence Franks, you honestly asked for an extention after you finished 29-53? After two seasions...