On an interview with Mike and Mike on ESPN this morning, new Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd confirmed that he doesn’t have a staff of assistant coaches put together yet, but former New Jersey Nets coach Lawrence Frank is welcome to be his top assistant.
“The invitation is out there,” Kidd said of Frank.
Frank coached Kidd throughout Kidd’s entire career as a player with the Nets, first as an assistant from 2001-03, then as a head coach from 2003-08.
The Nets have acknowledged that Kidd will have a steep learning curve as a head coach, and want to surround him with top, experienced assistants. Nets general manager Billy King joked yesterday that Rasheed Wallace and Grant Hill, both recently retired NBA players, will not be joining Kidd on the sidelines.
Frank, most recently a head coach with the Detroit Pistons, was fired by the team this past year and has spent much of his time at his home in New Jersey taking care of his wife, who is sick.