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Lawrence Frank

Lawrence Frank, former Nets head coach and current team employee, is expected to join the L.A. Clippers coaching staff.

Frank served as Nets head coach from 2004-2010. He was brought back to the organization last season to become an assistant under Jason Kidd. Despite being signed to serve as a mentor to the rookie head coach, he was quickly reassigned to administrative work after difficulties between Kidd and himself arose.

This marks the second former New York basketball head coach Doc Rivers has brought in to join his staff. Earlier this?off season, former Knicks head coach Mike Woodson was named an assistant.

Tags: Brooklyn Nets, clippers, Jason Kidd, knicks, la clippers, Lawrence Frank, mike woodson, Nets, nets, Tim Reilly
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Jason Kidd is keeping it simple, and his players are very happy.

Stefan Bondy reports that Kidd has simplified both the offensive and defensive schemes, and his players are happy and thriving. Deron Williams told Bondy that Kidd gets his points across quickly, while also mentioning it might have been best for Kidd to divorce himself of Lawrence Frank:

[sny-box]?I mean, Lawrence was always kind of the defensive guy, so he was talking on defense and he was definitely long-winded when it came to teaching, so I definitely think it?s helped [that Frank is no longer around] We?re a veteran group, so we get things pretty easily. So at times when you?re just talking and you?re not practicing, it gets a little lengthy. But I think J-Kidd does a good job of getting his points across quick and easy and then we move on.?[/sny-box]

Tags: Brooklyn Nets, coach strategy, coaching, deron williams, Jason Kidd, Lawrence Frank, Nets, nets, Brian Erni
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Never has a man said so little and so much all at the same time.

Over a week after it happened, Billy King finally put a comment on the record that gave a little more insight into the Lawrence Frank reassignment.

"Knowing the inside, we did what we had to do."

Tags: Billy King, Brooklyn Nets, Jason Kidd, Lawrence Frank, Nets, nets, Brian Erni
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Was Jason Kidd simply standing up for himself by reassigning Lawrence Frank?

NBA.com's David Alridge reports that Kidd exploded on Frank after his former assistant would not stop passive aggressively needling him and talking over him in a team meeting. Alridge adds details about the much-reported tirade Kidd dropped on Frank after a November loss to the Magic:

[sny-box]The denouement came in the now well-reported blowup Kidd had with Frank, where Kidd, according to a source, told Frank: 'Sit the [bleep] down! I?m the coach of this [13-letter word] team! When you?re on the bench, don?t [bleeping] move!' [...] To say ego was not involved here is to say water is not wet. Frank?s way ?'passive-aggressive undermining,' as another coaching source put it last week ? is grating. Certainly, the new contract gave him a kind of cache ? diplomatic immunity for the basketball set ? above the other assistants."[/sny-box]

Tags: Brooklyn Nets, Jason Kidd, Lawrence Frank, Nets, nets, Brian Erni
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