Nets coach Jason Kidd is close to hiring Detroit assistant Roy Rogers for staff, sources tell Y! Discussions continue with Lawrence Frank.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 22, 2013
According to Wikipedia, “Roy Rogers, born Leonard Franklin Slye (November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998), was an American singer and cowboy actor, one of the most heavily marketed and merchandised stars of his era, as well as being the namesake of the Roy Rogers Restaurants franchised chain. He and his wife Dale Evans, his golden palomino, Trigger, and his German Shepherd dog, Bullet, were featured in more than 100 movies and The Roy Rogers Show. The show ran on radio for nine years before moving to television from 1951 through 1957. His productions usually featured a sidekick, often either Pat Brady (who drove a Jeep called “Nellybelle”), Andy Devine, or the crotchety George “Gabby” Hayes. Rogers’s nickname was “King of the Cowboys” and Evans’s nickname was “Queen of the West”.”
Oh, wait. Not that Roy Rogers.
This Roy Rogers played in parts of three years in the NBA before floating between the D-League and Europe, and was briefly an assistant coach and scout for the Nets. He was an assistant under Lawrence Frank from 2008-10, before serving as an assistant with — you guessed it — Lawrence Frank with the Boston Celtics, leaving after one season to work with the Detroit Pistons under — hmm, I wonder — Lawrence Frank.