“Offense wins games.  Defense wins championships.” That classic sports quote has interesting applications inside the 2014-15 Philadelphia 76ers locker room.  Obviously the Sixers love offense, but they do not want to win very many games during the season of the “double tank”. However, Sam Hinkie and Brett Brown are looking to foster a winning culture with long term NBA...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

3 new assistants join LA Clippers staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) Doc Rivers is adding three new assistant coaches to his Los Angeles Clippers staff for the upcoming season. Former NBA veteran Sam Cassell, Lawrence Frank and Mike Woodson will join Rivers on the bench. They round out a staff that includes current assistants Armond Hill and Brendan O'Connor, as well as assistant player skills coaches JP Clark and Dave Severns. The...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets Agree To Buyout With Lawrence Frank

Chris Mannix is reporting that the Brooklyn Nets have reached a buyout with assistant coach Lawrence Frank. The Nets have reached an agreement on a buyout with former assistant coach Lawrence Frank, per source. — Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) September 25, 2014 Frank, who was the associated head coach of the Nets, was demoted to writing scouting reports after several run-ins with...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Lawrence Frank To Join Clippers' Coaching Staff

Lawrence Frank has agreed to a buyout with the Brooklyn Nets and will join the coaching staff of the Los Angeles Clippers. Frank was previously a member of Doc Rivers' coaching staff with the Boston Celtics.
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets reportedly reach buyout agreement with Lawrence Frank

The Brooklyn Nets have reached a buyout agreement with assistant coach Lawrence Frank, according to multiple reports. Frank was demoted to "writing daily reports" by Nets former head coach Jason Kidd last season and wasn't named to the staff of the team's current head coach Lionel Hollins. Frank's demotion was stunning at that time because Kidd, who had no coaching experience, handpicked...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Lionel Hollins Hiring Grade

Brooklyn Nets: Lionel Hollins Hiring Grade Nekias Duncan, Lead Writer At Hoopstuff… The whole Jason Kidd-Nets fiasco reminds me of the above-average guy with money who dates a gold-digger over their good friend, and seemingly everyone knows the gold-digger is and will take advantage of the guy — except for the guy. Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov gave Jason Kidd, arguably the greatest...
Via HoopStuff
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd is probably going to the Bucks, is definitely an assh*le

Jason Kidd is an asshole.We have plenty of examples of this. From his domestic abuse charge in 2002, to his DUI in 2012, to his reported backing out of a handshake agreement with the Mavs that same summer, and finally to his demoting of assistant Lawrence Frank to desk duties after Frank had the audacity to take control of some practices. No, not all of these are related to him as...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Considering Mike Woodson, Lawrence Frank as Clippers Assistants

The Clippers coaching staff could be the most entertaining group in all the NBA next season.  According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports, Doc Rivers is trying to land one of two strong will coaches to become his lead assistant.  LAC is considering ex-NBA head coaches Mike Woodson and Lawrence Frank as asst candidates to replace Gentry & might hire both, a source said —...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers Rumors: Lawrence Frank my join coaching staff

The Los Angeles Clippers have restructured their front office in the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal and a disappointing playoff exit. The Clippers may also be looking to add Lawrence Frank to the coaching staff per the LA Times:Wiki Commons"The team will also be looking to hire another assistant coach, according to several NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers could bring Lawrence Frank to Clippers

According to the LA Times, former Celtics coach Doc Rivers is doing a bit of organizational restructuring with his new team. Due to this restructuring, there will now be a vacancy at the assistant coaching position for the Los Angeles Clippers, in addition to the possibility that either of Doc's other current assistants could be hired elsewhere:Rivers has a new title — president...
Via Celtics Life
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers Considering Hiring Lawrence Frank

The Los Angeles Clippers are considering hiring Lawrence Frank as an assistant coach. Frank was the lead assistant coach for the Brooklyn Nets at the start of last season until he was reassigned. Frank has five seasons and $5 million remaining on his contract and any salary they pay him would be "offset" by what he's still owed by the Nets. Frank and Doc Rivers previously worked...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics re-hire Darren Erman, who was fired by Golden State for secretly recording player-coach conversations

Earlier this morning Adrian Wojnarkowski sent out this tweet confirming a Celtics new hire:The Boston Celtics have hired ex-Golden State Warriors assistant Darren Erman as Director of NBA Scouting, league sources tell Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 29, 2014In his follow up article Wojnarowski quotes Celtics GM Danny Ainge:"Darren worked with us for four years and...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lawrence Frank Still Filing Daily Reports For Nets

Lawrence Frank was reassigned from his role as assistant coach of the Brooklyn Nets early in the season and he continues to file daily scouting reports. "In order for [Jason Kidd] to be successful, I had to make a decision, so I said, 'Let's reassign him,' " King said during an interview with NBA TV. "He does his report -- I got it this morning -- and he's helping from afar. But...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge discusses Brian Scalabrine's situation in Golden State, says he'd considering hiring Scal here

Earlier this week Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson made the decision to "reassign" assistant Brian Scalabrine (similar to what Jason Kidd did to Lawrence Frank at the beginning of the season in Brooklyn).  On Thursday Celtics GM Danny Ainge shared his thoughts on the situation during an interview with 98.5 The Sports Hub's Toucher and Rich:“I think that Brian takes...
Via Celtics Life
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets Ready to Contend For Eastern Title

Now playing with a winning record, the Brooklyn Nets finally look like the team they were supposed to be last summer. And that team will now contend for the Eastern Conference crown. So much was made of the Nets rough and rocky start to the season. There were injuries to key players. Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Andre Kirilenko, and Daron Williams all missed (or are still missing...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Jackson Praises Jason Kidd, Again

Golden State Warriors' head coach Mark Jackson and Brooklyn Nets' Jason Kidd have a mutual respect and liking for each other. Kidd called Jackson his “role model”, and said he wants to become a coach like Jackson. Jackson supported Kidd during the whole Lawrence Frank reassignment fiasco, calling Kidd a “heck of a head coach” and strangely comparing the Nets’ head man...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Gores’ Firing of Maurice Cheeks From Above Shows Why It’s Time For Joe Dumars to Go

Joe Dumars selected Maurice Cheeks. Joe Dumars also selected Michael Curry, John Kuester and Lawrence Frank. Most of the personnel decisions which have ended in disaster over the years have been on Dumars, as well. It was Dumars who once said there were “no sacred cows,” then proceeded to make no moves to shake the team up. It was Dumars who handed out comical contracts to Charlie...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

John Loyer will take over Pistons head coaching duties the rest of the year

With Cheeks gone, the Pistons will reportedly hand the reins over to assistant John Loyer for the rest of the season this according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski who also stated that the Pistons won’t be conduction a coaching search right now. Detroit plans to let John Loyer coach the rest of season, league sources tells Yahoo Sports. Pistons won't be conducting a search...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

AP source: Pistons fire coach Maurice Cheeks

The Detroit Pistons have fired coach Maurice Cheeks according to a person familiar with the decision. The person spoke Sunday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced. Cheeks lasted a little more than half a season in his first year in Detroit. The Pistons are 21-29 and in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, entering Sunday....
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Maurice Cheeks Fired by Detroit Pistons, Per Report

Maurice Cheeks has been fired by the Detroit Pistons, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported, in a rather startling turn of events that follows on the heels of back-to-back home wins over the Nets and Nuggets. After spending big bucks this offseason on Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith, the Pistons sit at a disappointing 21-29 but are just a half-game out of a playoff spot in the Eastern...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd Growing Comfortable as Nets' Head Coach

The start of Jason Kidd’s coaching career was rocky to say the least. He had his fair share of embarrassing moments (“CupGate”, the demotion of top assistant Lawrence Frank, players leaving the court early on New Years’ Eve) while getting acclimated to the head coaching position. The Nets were 10-21 going into 2014, and there were points where Kidd looked completely lost...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Deron Williams: “Lawrence Frank’s departure Helped Jason Kidd Thrive”

Don’t look now people, but Jason Kidd can coach. This is the new age of media that we live in.   Almost one month ago, Kidd was suppposed to be this joke of a coach who spilled soda on the court, was losing his team and ran off a $1 million assistant coach. Now Kidd has stopped wearing ties, simplified things for the Nets and has his team rolling.  So what caused this change...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat-Nets Preview

The Brooklyn Nets have been through their share of adversity, with the latest setback being an injury to Deron Williams. They've been hot lately, though, and will look to complete a perfect homestand while winning a fifth straight game as they host the Miami Heat on Friday night. Brooklyn (14-21) has been one of the most disappointing teams in the league under first-year coach...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett is the the the man

Everyone who follows basketball and the NBA is familiar with the New Jersey Nets difficulties to some extent. To start, they haven't been completely healthy the entire year. Not to mention, Jason Kidd, struggling with his first head coaching job, demoting his top assistant Lawrence Frank to "reporting duties" a little under a month ago.Then there was the Evan Turner shot. Paul Pierce...
Via Celtics Life
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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