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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.

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The Nets (5-14) lost to the New York Knicks (4-13) tonight by a score of 113-83.

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[sny-box] The Nets trailed by only seven at halftime, but the Knicks outscored Brooklyn, 34-16, in the dreaded third quarter to cruise to an easy win.

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The champions came calling, but it was no use.

Despite a strong push from the Miami Heat, free-agent guard Toure' Murray has accepted an invitation to participate in New York Knicks training, according to media reports.

The Knicks were impressed with Murray's strong summer league performance in which he proved to be a strong defender. According to reports, coach Mike Woodson said Murray and big man Jeremy Tyler were his two favorite players from the summer league squad.

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With all of the offseason additions, New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson is still unsure of which players he'll trot out as his starting five.

According to Woodson, only Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton are sure bets to crack the starting lineup, leaving the shooting guard and power forward positions open for competition.

At the 2, J.R. Smith will play starter minutes, but the reigning Sixth Man of the Year will probably continue to provide an offensive spark off the bench like he did in 2012.

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J.R. Smith got a lofty new contract this offseason, and apparently he's celebrating in the most unusual of ways.

The reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year channeled his inner Vanilla Ice and bleached his hair blonde. Think it's a joke? See the evidence here:

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Earlier today, Moke Hamilton of SNYNets.com and Tommy Dee of TheKnicksBlog.com discussed a few topics, including whether Deron Williams or Carmelo Anthony are a better player, whether Mike Woodson or Avery Johnson is a better coach, and who will fare better in this year's Eastern conference.

http://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?content_id=25334435

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Excellent job by the Daily News, who nailed the Woodson hiring and with this move come several questions once the season begins, if that event does actually happen.

First, if there is no season, then what? Has Woodson been hired on 1 year deal? What happens then? Just because he's been added to the staff means very little in terms of a possible Mike D'Antoni replacement in my view, especially with Phil Jackson's name out there. Woodson isn't the "take a team to the next level" type of coach that fans will be thirsting for should D'Antoni fail to return. His body of work in Atlanta was fair, but far from outstanding.

Great point by Dan at KnicksFanBlog on the Woodson hiring here:

So the Mike Woodson hiring, while sure to increase expectations on the Knicks? defensively, may have a negligible impact on that front, and I somehow doubt Woodson would get the blame.
Glen Grunwald needs to add defensive minded players when roster are allowed to be tweeked. ?That is the most obvious way the Knicks will improve defensively. They need to close out possessions and defend the basket. But with the team obviously cap-strapped, they will have to get very creative to make such improvements.

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