From daily reports to Doc Rivers? The Los Angeles Times reports that Nets assistant coach Lawrence Frank, who fell from the lead assistant position to banished from the bench entirely, is a serious candidate for an assistant coaching job with the Los Angeles Clippers:
Lawrence Frank, who was on Rivers’ staff as an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics during the 2010-11 season, is being strongly considered for an assistant’s position with the Clippers, the executives said.
Frank was the lead assistant for Brooklyn Coach Jason Kidd at the start of this season, until Kidd had Frank removed from the bench and reassigned to another position with the Nets.
Frank still has five years and $5 million left on a Nets contract that pays him $1 million per season.
If Frank joins the Clippers, whatever salary they pay him would be “offset” by what he is still owed by the Nets.
It’s also possible that the Nets and Clippers could work towards a buyout for Frank. Frank reportedly sought legal counsel after leaving Kidd’s bench in December for “philosophical differences.”
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