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Jason Kidd is January's NBA Coach of the Month

Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd has been named NBA Coach of the Month for the month of January, just the third full month of his coaching career.Maybe it's the beard.After a catastrophic 10-21 start to the season, the Nets went 10-3 in January and 10-1 to start the month. Their record is now 20-25 after three straight losses.With assistant coach Lawrence Frank taking a demotion...
Via Nets Take Over
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Jackson strongly supports Jason Kidd firing Lawrence Frank

In his complicated and nasty saga with Lawrence Frank, Jason Kidd has a staunch supporter in Warriors coach Mark Jackson. The two coaches with similar backgrounds turned their pregame interviews into a lovefest for one another, but Jackson changed the mood when asked about Kidd cutting off his lead assistant. “To me, I think too much was made of it. I think it’s clownish,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd Says He Really Reads Lawrence Frank’s Reports

Jason Kidd has a sense of humor man. After banishing and demoting Lawrence Frank to million dollar note taker, Kidd told the New York Post that he does actually indulge in the reading of Frank’s nightly game notes. “Unfortunately, I haven’t read anything,” Kidd said of the various media reports on their relationship. “I’ve been focused on the game plan of playing Boston...
Via Thacover2
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd Says He Really Reads Lawrence Frank’s Reports

Jason Kidd has a sense of humor man. After banishing and demoting Lawrence Frank to million dollar note taker, Kidd told the New York Post that he does actually indulge in the reading of Frank’s nightly game notes. “Unfortunately, I haven’t read anything,” Kidd said of the various media reports on their relationship. “I’ve been focused on the game plan of playing Boston...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd reportedly told Lawrence Frank to ‘sit the f— down, don’t f—ing move’

Jason Kidd and Lawrence Frank have not had a great relationship since Kidd became the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. The plan was for Frank to help Kidd make the difficult transition from player to head coach, but it has since backfired. Frank has been demoted to providing daily reports for the team and […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Kidd Told Frank: I'm The Coach Of This (13-Letter Word) Team

Jason Kidd tried to put his own imprint on the Brooklyn Nets, but found it difficult with the way Lawrence Frank carried himself. Frank "wouldn't stop talking," said a source. Frank also was angered that Kidd chose assistant Joe Prunty instead of him to coach the Nets during his suspension. Kidd and Frank had a well-documented blowup. "Sit the (bleep) down! I&...
Via RealGM
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd Told Lawrence Frank: I’m The Coach Of This Mother F*cking Team, Sit The F*ck Down

If this latest report is true, I can see why Jason Kidd and Lawrence Frank can no longer function together as coaches, and probably will never be friends again. ESPN New York is reporting that went on an expletive filled rant geared towards Lawrence Frank after a November 3 loss to the Orlando Magic. “Sit the (expletive) down! I’m the coach of this (13-letter word) team! When...
Via Thacover2
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd Told Frank: I’m The Coach Of This MF Team, Sit The F*ck Down

If this latest report is true, I can see why Jason Kidd and Lawrence Frank can no longer function together as coaches, and probably will never be friends again. ESPN New York is reporting that went on an expletive filled rant geared towards Lawrence Frank after a November 3 loss to the Orlando Magic. “Sit the (expletive) down! I’m the coach of this (13-letter word) team! When...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Kidd's rant filled with expletives

Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd allegedly used "a 13-letter word" against assistant Lawrence Frank during a blow-up at some point following the team's loss in Orlando on Nov. 3. In an expletive-laced rant, Kidd told Frank to sit down and be quiet. "I'm the coach of this [13-letter word] team," Kidd said, according to NBA.com. The argument ultimately...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd reportedly told Lawrence Frank “don’t f***ing move on the bench”

More details are coming out about the strained relationship between Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd and his former lead assistant Lawrence Frank that led to Frank being reassigned- fired. In a recent coaches meeting, Kidd reportedly blew up on Frank in a profanity laced tirade whereKidd told Frank to “not f***ing move” from the bench during games. The denouement came in...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

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

Lawrence Frank’s Fake Daily Reports to Jason Kidd Sum Up Brooklyn Nets’ Tragically Comical Season

Some intrepid NBA fan has put together a blog titled “Lawrence Frank‘s Daily Reports,” and they are exquisite. The fake reports, by an author going by the ousted Nets assistant’s name, perfectly sum up a season that has devolved into self-parody. In case you missed the latest coaching-related debacle in Brooklyn, Frank was “reassigned” by head coach Jason Kidd, who cited...
Via NESN.com
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Afternoon Delight: Lawrence Frank's First Report to Jason Kidd

Following the Nets' 83-113 loss to the Knicks last night, Brooklyn's "re-assigned" Asst. Coach Lawrence Frank filed this report:About Afternoon Delight: From time to time, Celticslife.com posts an original (most of the time), humorous creation for your delight. View past Afternoon Delight postings. follow E K on twitter @wilkeduhn
Via Celtics Life
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Byron Scott Not Surprised With Split Between Kidd, Frank

Byron Scott coached Jason Kidd to two NBA Finals appearances with the then-New Jersey Nets in 2002 and 2003, when Lawrence Frank was on his coaching staff. The former Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans coach was not surprised at all by Kidd's demotion of Frank to "daily reports," banning Frank's presence in practice and games. “It does surprise me a little that...
Via RealGM
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Lawrence Frank retaining counsel after Nets ouster

Nets assistant coach Lawrence Frank is in the process of retaining “high-powered” legal counsel, presumably to settle a buyout with the franchise in the wake of being “re-assigned” by head coach Jason Kidd, a league source told The Post. When the Nets hired Frank — a former head coach with the Nets, whom Kidd had publicly pursued to be one of his assistants after taking...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Lawrence Frank Likely To Negotiate Buyout With Nets

According to Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, Nets assistant coach Lawrence Frank, who was “reassigned” to doing daily reports by head coach Jason Kidd Tuesday, is likely to negotiate a buyout with the team. Nets assistant coach Lawrence Frank is in the process of retaining “high-powered” legal counsel, presumably to settle a buyout with the franchise in the wake of being...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Lawrence Frank Hiring Attorney After Jason Kidd Banished Him From Sidelines

You had to know this was coming after Kidd basically put Frank in timeout. Nets assistant coach Lawrence Frank is in the process of retaining “high-powered” legal counsel, presumably to settle a buyout with the franchise in the wake of being “re-assigned” by head coach Jason Kidd, a league source told The Post. Kidd hasn’t back down either, he continues to point out that...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Lawrence Frank To Hire Legal Counsel For Likely Buyout Settlement

Lawrence Frank is in the process of gathering a “high-powered” legal counsel, likely to settle a buyout with the Brooklyn Nets. Frank signed a six-year, roughly $6 million deal with the Nets in the offseason to be Jason Kidd's lead assistant coach. Frank was reassigned to "daily reports" and no game or practice presense on Tuesday. Kidd cited different philosophies in the split.
Via RealGM
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd is a terrible coach, human being; fires Lawrence Frank

Via Guyism
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Lawrence Frank was hurt he wasn’t chosen as Nets interim coach

Brooklyn Nets assistant coach Lawrence Frank was demoted on Tuesday by Jason Kidd. As a result, Frank will no longer be on the bench during games and will not be coaching during team practices. Instead, Kidd has assigned him to providing daily reports. Last month, word surfaced that Kidd and Frank were having friction. Frank […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Morning Shootaround: Who do you blame

Nets 'reassign' Lawrence Frank Nuggets 111, Nets 87 The Brooklyn Nets are beginning to try to find a place to put the blame. The season has continued to be a disaster even before the 24-point home loss to the Nuggets. A 31-15 third quarter and 17 points and 20 rebounds from Timofey Mozgov helped Denver win its seventh straight game. Brooklyn has lots of problems...
Via Crossover Chronicles
December 04, 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

Jason Kidd demotes Lawrence Frank, won’t let him coach on the bench anymore

Jason Kidd has demoted assistant coach Lawrence Frank. Kidd announced on Tuesday that Frank will no longer be coaching the Brooklyn Nets during practices. Frank also won’t be sitting with the coaches on the bench during games. Instead, Frank has been “reassigned” to providing daily reports, Kidd said. The announcement should not come as much […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Jason Kidd Removes Nets Assistant Coach Lawrence Frank From Bench, Cites ‘Different Philosophies’

Nets fans are clamoring for a coaching change, and that’s exactly what they’ve gotten — only not the one they were hoping for. Lawrence Frank, the Nets’ assistant coach and so-called defensive coordinator, has been “reassigned,” head coach Jason Kidd told reporters before Tuesday’s game. Frank will no longer be allowed on the Nets’ bench or play an active role in...
Via NESN.com
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

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