Lawyering Frank: Nets assistant seeking counsel, possible buyout


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Frank, Kidd in NJ. (AP)
Lawrence Frank, now a Brooklyn Nets assistant coach in name only, is reportedly seeking legal counsel with the presumption of seeking a buyout from the Brooklyn Nets, a league source told the New York Post. Frank is slated to make $6 million over the next six years with the team, making him the highest-paid assistant coach in the NBA.

Head coach Jason Kidd “re-assigned” Frank to doing “daily reports,” telling the team shortly before announcing the change in his pregame press conference Tuesday evening.

Frank was a major piece of Kidd’s pitch to earn the head coaching spot in Brooklyn, and Kidd publicly implored Frank, his former coach with the New Jersey Nets, to join his staff over the summer.

Kidd cited “philosophical differences” about basketball as the reason for the change, adding that “(Frank’s) working. He’s giving his reports … so do I miss him? No. He’s doing his job and what I’ve asked him to do.”

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