Mark Jackson defends Jason Kidd for Frank demotion: “If you have a problem… you should not be my assistant coach”

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Mark Jackson says he “cannot speak about Jason Kidd and Lawrence Frank,” because he has not been present for the specific situation. But speaking with reporters before Wednesday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, the Golden State Warriors head coach said in no uncertain terms that he sided with Kidd regarding his decision to demote […]

For D-Will, Kidd offers change of pace in practice from “long-winded” Frank

Brooklyn Nets training camp was often the Lawrence Frank show, with the diminutive former head coach teaching, poking, prodding, and once again teaching every step of his defensive philosophy. His style contrasted sharply with Nets head coach Jason Kidd, who was a former player under Frank, and Kidd demoted Frank two weeks ago to doing […]

Fan Reax: More Sympathy for Frank than Kidd

Wait, what?~RT @RisseSpeaks: Oh, so Lawrence Frank was the problem?!?! Yeah, ok….. if you say so….#Nets — Michelle K. (@ChelleHGRadio) December 3, 2013 How can you have "different philosophies" w/an asst coach whom you played for and hired? Did you not know his philosophies? #Nets — MEJ (@MoJay58) December 4, 2013 Only in Brooklyn can […]

Nets officially sign Lawrence Frank, Roy Rogers, Eric Hughes as assistant coaches

Jason Kidd, Lawrence Frank

The coaching search is officially over. The Brooklyn Nets have agreed in principle to contracts with Lawrence Frank, Roy Rogers, and Eric Hughes as Jason Kidd’s assistant coaches, the team announced today. Doug Overton will stay on the staff from last season, making him the only assistant that will return. “I am very pleased to […]

Report: Lawrence Frank will join Jason Kidd’s staff

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From Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN: Lawrence Frank has decided to join Jason Kidd's staff with the Brooklyn Nets, according to a source. Big and important piece for Kidd — Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) June 27, 2013 Kidd had been unabashedly pursuing Frank publicly for the last couple of weeks. Frank, who has been at home taking […]

Report: Nets close to hiring Roy Rogers as assistant

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 […]

Quote roundup: NBA players, coaches think Kidd will be “fantastic” coach

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NBA players and coaches, current and former, sounded off in the media and on Twitter on the prospect of Jason Kidd as head coach. Judging by their reactions, it seems like most of the league is in his corner, even his former coach, Avery Johnson. Though it appears Patrick Ewing Jr.’s not so happy.