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Lawrence Frank “blew away” Pistons in interview

Jun 18, 2011, 7:18 PM EDT

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Lawrence Frank — the former Nets head man and current lead assistant to Doc Rivers in Boston — may have a real shot at a second head coaching gig.

Frank hit a home run in his interview in Detroit, according to the Toronto Sun.

(Raptors leading candidate Dwane Casey) is slated to interview in Detroit next week, but that isn’t even a certainty since the word out of Detroit is Frank, the other finalist in Toronto, “blew the Pistons away” in his interview on Wednesday.

(Kelvin) Sampson met with Joe Dumars and his staff on Thursday and the club knows its former assistant, (Mike) Woodson very well. Frank was the early favourite in Toronto and has now become the late-charging darkhorse in Detroit.

Woodson has long been considered the frontrunner for that job, with Bill Lambier the local favorite who stands a chance. Frank is the closer trying to catch everyone before the wire. It doesn’t sound like the coach will be in place in Detroit before the draft, and even they hire one next week he would not have much input on the draft.

  1. skip3525 - Jun 18, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Make the right hire Joe D or you’re the next one out the door.

  2. goforthanddie - Jun 18, 2011 at 9:00 PM

    Laimbeer has titles in the WNBA. Granted, it’s a different league, but you’d think he might get more love in Detroit.

  3. thetooloftools - Jun 19, 2011 at 1:05 AM

    Frank got hosed in Jersey.
    He can’t wait to get back in the BIG SEAT.
    I would hire him in a moment to be my top man.
    He has passion.

  4. lloydcarr1997 - Jun 20, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Anyone who says Joe Dumars needs to be fired are out of there mind. The pistons were terrible in the 90’s and he built them into a champion quick. They went to 6 straight Eastern Conference finals. Phil Jackson never even did that. Then the owner died and he got his hands tied. He should have at least 3 more years of leash.

  5. favrefan - Jun 20, 2011 at 4:20 PM


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