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 add Lawrence, Roy, Eric and Doug to my staff,” Kidd said in a statement. “They collectively bring a wealth of NBA experience to our bench, both from a coach and player perspective. This combination will not only prove beneficial to me, but will be an invaluable asset to our players as well.”
Kidd had pursued Frank, the franchise’s all-time coaching victories leader, relentlessly since he signed on as the team’s head coach, and will make Frank his top assistant.
Rogers has worked with Frank in three different stops — with the Nets as an assistant under Frank, with the Celtics as an assistant with Frank under Doc Rivers, and with the Pistons as an assistant under Frank again — and also served as a scout with the Nets.
Hughes coached Kidd at the University of California when Kidd was a freshman. He spent the past six seasons with the Toronto Raptors, workingf as the director of summer player development for Goodwin Sports Management in Seattle for five years (2002-2007) before that. With Goodwin, Hughes created workout programs for players like Jamal Crawford, Kevin Durant, Al Horford, Dwight Howard, Gary Payton, Nate Robinson and Rodney Stuckey.