Report: Kidd-Frank rift was building through season

Nets top assistant Lawrence Frank was reassigned by head coach Jason Kidd to doing “daily reports” for the team, officially kicking Frank off the bench for games and practices. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the tension between the two had built throughout the season, and this demotion was inevitable:

Kidd publicly implored Frank to join his staff over the summer, and this deterioration has happened rapidly. There will also be no replacements on Kidd’s staff.

Kidd denied reports of a rift when addressing reporters about the change. “No, this is my decision in the sense of what I had to do. It’s about basketball. That’s it.”