Lawrence Frank appears on his way back to the Nets’ organization. The former New Jersey Nets and Detroit Pistons head coach has reportedly agreed to become Jason Kidd’s lead assistant in Brooklyn next season. This was first reported by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.
This move has been rumored for a long time, as Frank was Kidd’s coach when Jason played in New Jersey and he has been in the league for a long time.
Frank also was an assistant under Doc Rivers in Boston and is close with both Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, which makes this even more interesting with the trade rumors surrounding the teams currently.
Lawrence will join Roy Rogers and Eric Hughes on J-Kidd’s bench, 3 very well-respected assistants around the NBA.
While with the nets, Frank led the Nets to the playoffs in 4 straight seasons before getting fired at the beginning of the 2009-10 season where the Nets lost 70 games. Since then he coached in Boston under Doc Rivers and he was the head coach in Detroit for 2 seasons, failing to make the playoffs both years.
This is yet another good hire for Brooklyn. These decisions are being made to make Jason Kidd comfortable in a new job, and Frank will definitely help do that.