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.
Once an agreement is met to free Frank of his current Nets contract, which still has five years remaining, the move is expected to be formally announced.
I'll be interested to see just how much it's going to cost the Nets to get out of Frank's deal. The contract Frank signed made him the highest-paid assistant in the league, by far. With the Nets looking to rein in their spending, any agreement that can save Brooklyn a buck or two would be welcomed. I doubt that it'll make a difference in free agency, but when it comes to buying picks -- one of the key ways the Nets are trying to compensate for trading away future assets the last few seasons -- an extra million or two could come in handy.