LAWRENCE FRANK RUMORS

Jason Kidd reportedly berated Lawrence Frank in profane tirade

Details from the fallout between Jason Kidd and former lead assistant Lawrence Frank have emerged. Kidd reportedly blew up on Frank in a coaches meeting in a profanity-driven blast, which included ordering Frank to “not f—ing move” when on the bench during games. Frank was very vocal and interactive early in the season, and that trend drastically diminished as the season moved...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd demotes Lawrence Frank from role as top assistant

Jason Kidd and the Brooklyn Nets announced the demotion of Lawrence Frank from his role as Kidd’s top assistant coach on Tuesday evening. Instead of sitting courtside with the coaching staff and helping lead team practices, Frank will be filing daily reports about the team for Kidd’s review. Reporters asked coach Kidd about the reason for the change during Tuesday’s press conference...
Via Basketball Bicker
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Disappointing Nets reassign assistant coach Frank to non-bench role

The disappointing Brooklyn Nets have shaken up their coaching staff, reassigning top assistant Lawrence Frank to a non-bench role. Head coach Jason Kidd says Frank will not be at practices or games, and that he will be writing daily reports. He said the two had "different philosophies." Kidd played for Frank with the Nets and hired him when he became a first-time coach...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Lawrence Frank Becomes NBA's Highest Paid Assistant

Lawrence Frank has the NBA's richest contract for an assistant head coach. Frank has signed a four-year, $4 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets. Mike Malone was previously the NBA's richest assistant as $750,000 per season with the Golden State Warriors. Malone left the Warriors to become head coach of the Sacramento Kings this offseason. Frank was most recently head coach...
Via RealGM
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Pistons fire Lawrence Frank as coach

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,'...
Via AP on Fox
April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Pistons fire coach Lawrence Frank after 2 seasons

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,'...
Via AP on Fox
April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Lawrence Frank Fired By Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons fired Lawrence Frank Thursday. Frank was guaranteed $4 million for the 2013-14 season and asked not to be retained if the team did not plan to pick up his team option of $4 million for the 2014-15 season. In 2 seasons, Frank led the Pistons to a losing 54-94 record. According to ESPN: The Detroit Pistons, as widely expected, have fired coach Lawrence Frank, according...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Lawrence Frank doesn’t want to return to the Pistons if 4th year option isn’t picked up

The Pistons finished up another long disappointing season by way of a 103-99 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. The loss gave the Detroit a final record of 29-52 which is probably good for 11th in the Eastern Conference and yet another year out of the playoff picture. And of course with the underwhelming performance throughout the season questions on retaining the head coach, in this case...
Via The Majors Detroit
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Pistons' Frank knows his future is up in air

Detroit Pistons coach Lawrence Frank says he knows his future with the team is up in the air after a second straight tough season. The Pistons started the day with a 25-51 record, good for 12th in the Eastern Conference. Frank says rumors about job security ''come with the territory.'' He is in his second season with the Pistons and went 25-41 last year. With a...
Via AP on Fox
April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Coach Frank returns to Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- It wasn't easy for Lawrence Frank to head back to the Palace of Auburn Hills, but for now, Frank is back coaching the Pistons. Frank missed the last six games while attending to his sick wife but returned for Monday's game against the Brooklyn Nets. Susan Frank still faces a long recovery after what her husband described as "major surgery,"...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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