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Lawrence Frank | Center

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (43) / 8/23/1970

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Jason Kidd used a radio appearance Friday to publicly lobby Lawrence Frank to join his Nets staff as an assistant coach.
"Well, the invitation is out there to him, so it’s up to him," Kidd said. "He’s in a special situation. He’s at home, but his wife is sick, so I understand coming off of coaching and wanting a year to spend with his family, I respect that. The big thing is he knows how much I love him and how much I really need him, but family comes first, and I respect that." Frank, who was Kidd's coach in New Jersey, has been linked with his former point guard from the minute Kidd was mentioned as a serious contender for the Nets job. Whether or not Frank is on the staff, Kidd is expected to surround himself with veteran coaches to help ease his rookie growing pains. Sat, Jun 15, 2013 01:41:00 PM

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Lawrence Frank wants to return to coaching, but he may sit out the 2013/14 season, a source told

A source "familiar with" Frank's thinking said Frank wants to coach again, but for now he's focusing on opportunities in the media to reestablish his stock. It's possible Frank returns in an assistant coach capacity before getting another chance as a head coach.
Thu, May 30, 2013 08:40:00 AM

Updating a previous item, the Pistons have officially fired Lawrence Frank as coach.

It's never a good look when you're a coach who makes demands about his future before it's guaranteed, and that's precisely the route Frank took. The Pistons will now enter a hugely important offseason in search of a new head coach, and it might not be the only major shakeup in Detroit.
Source: USA Today
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 01:50:00 PM

Lawrence Frank reportedly does not want to return as Pistons coach unless he has the fourth year option of his contract exercised, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Frank doesn't want to enter next season as a "lame duck," and apparently Frank's message has already been delivered to GM Joe Dumars and owner Tom Gores. Frank is under contract for next season and the team has an option for 2014/15, and the team is facing a defining offseason as they try to build around Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond. A decision on Frank could come as soon as Thursday.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 09:13:00 AM

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