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  1. If Doc is out, who is in for Celtics? Maybe Del Negro, Frank

    Jun 17, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT

    Vinny Del Negro

    There is once again momentum to the idea that Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett (then later likely Paul Pierce) are headed to the Clippers. It may or may not happen, but a smart GM like Danny Ainge has to start planning for any eventuality. So, if Doc Rivers is gone from the bench in Boston,…

  2. In shock to nobody, Lawrence Frank fired in Detroit

    Apr 18, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT

    Lawrence Frank

    I officially got off the “Lawrence Frank knows how to build a team” train earlier this season, when Andre Drummond was showing real promise but was being held back so Jason Maxiell could get more minutes. Despite what owner Tom Gores thought, this was not a playoff team, it was a team that needed to…

  3. Players questioning Lawrence Frank’s rotations in Detroit

    Nov 23, 2012, 3:24 AM EDT

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    Nobody really expected the Detroit Pistons to be all that good this year — this is a rebuilding team trying to grow and see what they really have with players like Greg Monroe, Brandon Knight, Kyle Singler, Andre Drummond and more. But they haven’t lived up to even those low expectations — they are bottom…

  4. 2012 NBA Draft: The lottery bigs and their musical chairs

    Jun 24, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Final Four - Louisville v Kentucky

    Well, Anthony Davis is No.1 and Thomas Robinson will go in the top five. That’s a pretty good start for the bigs in the 2012 NBA draft. After that, things get really interesting. Of the top bigs: Andre Drummond, Jared Sullinger, John Henson, Meyers Leonard, Tyler Zeller, Perry Jones, and if you want to throw…

  5. NBA Season Preview: Detroit Pistons

    Dec 15, 2011, 6:00 AM EDT

    Newly hired Detroit Pistons head coach Frank speaks with media as Pistons President Dumars listens during news conference in Auburn Hills, Michigan

    2010-11 record: 30-52 Head Coach: Lawrence Frank (in his first year, replacing the disaster that was John Kuester). Key Departures: Richard Hamilton, Tracy McGrady Key Additions: Damien Wilkins, Kareem Rush Best-Case Scenario: Lawrence Frank injects a sense of purpose into the Pistons. Rodney Stuckey re-finds his game. Ben Gordon becomes one of the league’s deadliest…

  6. What the Pistons should do when the lockout ends

    Oct 19, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Detroit Pistons

    This is the latest installment of PBT’s series of “What your team should do when the lockout ends.” Up next is the Indiana Pacers. You can also check out our thoughts on other NBA teams here as we work our way through all 30 squads. Last Season: Other teams lost more games. Other teams had worse injuries.…

  7. Pistons hire Magic’s stats wizard scout

    Sep 18, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Newly hired Detroit Pistons head coach Frank speaks with media as Pistons President Dumars listens during news conference in Auburn Hills, Michigan

    There are a lot of changes coming to the Pistons once play resumes. A new owner who wants to contend, a new coach and a new coaching staff. With it, it looks like there’s going to be a change of approach, one way or another. From the Orlando Sentinel: The Orlando Magic are about to…

  8. Lawrence Frank interviews 31 for assistant coaching jobs

    Sep 2, 2011, 11:54 AM EDT

    Newly hired Detroit Pistons head coach Frank speaks with media as Pistons President Dumars listens during news conference in Auburn Hills, Michigan

    Lawrence Frank is detail oriented and very thorough. I’m not clinically trained to diagnose someone as obsessive. So I’ll let you judge for yourself. Frank was given the freedom to hire his own staff, so he has left no stone unturned in his search for assistants, according to Pistons.com. He’s talked to 31 coaches and…

  9. Ben Gordon says it was worse than you think in Detroit

    Aug 17, 2011, 7:18 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Atlanta Hawks

    From the outside looking in, the Detroit Pistons were a god-forsaken mess last season. A coach the players didn’t respect, a near mutiny at one point with players skipping a practice in protest and losses piling up fast on a proud franchise. To put it in Detroit terms, they looked worse than the automotive industry.…

  10. Frank promises Pistons will get back to being defense first

    Aug 4, 2011, 2:38 PM EDT

    Newly hired Detroit Pistons head coach Frank speaks with media as Pistons President Dumars listens during news conference in Auburn Hills, Michigan

    Lawrence Frank was introduced as the new coach of the Detroit Pistons Wednesday, and sat next to GM Joe Dumars is what is a silly exercise of a press conference. Silly not because of Dumars or Frank or the media, but because the league rules prohibit Frank and Dumars from even mentioning a player by…

  11. Report: Frank reaches contract terms with Pistons

    Jul 29, 2011, 3:09 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks

    We’ve known for a week that Lawrence Frank was going to be next coach of the Pistons. Detroit fans are restless about this — they badly wanted Pistons legend Bill Laimbeer to get the gig — but Frank was the guy who blew everyone away during the interview process. Of course, there was still that…

  12. Wojnarowski: Pistons set to hire Lawrence Frank

    Jul 21, 2011, 5:25 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks

    Here’s the report, courtesy of Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski: Lawrence Frank is Detroit’s choice to be its next head coach, and formal offer imminent within next 24-36 hours, league sources tell Y! Frank is currently the lead assistant for the Boston Celtics, and his most recent head coaching gig was with the New Jersey Nets.…

  13. Knicks, D’Antoni could turn to Frank for defensive help

    Jul 18, 2011, 10:59 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks

    Lawrence Frank coming to the rescue of the New York Knicks? Maybe, if Mike D’Antoni gets his way. At least that’s the report. The Knicks want — and need — an assistant coach to take over and be “defensive coordinator” and Frank did that job last season for the Boston Celtics (who had the second…

  14. Report: Pistons focused on Woodson, Frank to be coach

    Jul 14, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks

    No real shock with the names, but it sounds like the Detroit Pistons are getting closer to making a decision on a new head coach. Marc Stein has the report over at ESPN. Of the five known candidates for job, sources say that former Pistons assistant Mike Woodson is still the closest thing to a…

  15. Pistons bring in Mike Woodson for second interview

    Jun 29, 2011, 6:18 PM EDT

    IL: Atlanta Hawks v Chicago Bulls

    Detroit fans want Bill Laimbeer, and other names have been mentioned, but former Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Woodson has always been the frontrunner to be the next coach of the Detroit Pistons. Thursday Woodson will be brought in for a second interview with Pistons management, the first guy to get one, according to the Detroit Free…

  16. Lawrence Frank “blew away” Pistons in interview

    Jun 18, 2011, 7:18 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks

    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…

  17. Report: Casey frontrunner to become Raptors coach

    Jun 17, 2011, 12:13 AM EDT

    dwane Casey

    Dwane Casey, the former Minnesota Timberwolves head coach who was just the lead assistant and defensive coach for the Dallas Mavericks, is the clear frontrunner for the Toronto Raptors job and may be hired next week. All that according to tweets from the reliable Marc Stein of ESPN. Mavs assistant coach Dwane Casey has emerged…

  18. Report: Casey, Frank finalists to be Raptors head coach

    Jun 9, 2011, 9:55 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks

    While Minnesota and Golden State went the route of hiring television analysts, it looks like Toronto may be going the more traditional route of hiring a top assistant coach who has some head coaching experience. That’s what Doug Smith is reporting in the Toronto Star. According to multiple NBA sources, the Raptors have narrowed the…

  19. Report: Mark Jackson among Warriors coaching finalists

    May 30, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT

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    Would you hire a man who says “Mamma, there goes that man” as your head coach? A guy who says “give me better offense any day” every game? The Golden State Warriors are apparently considering it. Former player and current ESPN/ABC analyst Mark Jackson is a finalist for the Warriors head coaching job, according to…

  20. Kevin McHale reaches deal to coach Rockets

    May 27, 2011, 3:24 PM EDT

    Assistant coach Kevin McHale of the Rook

    UPDATE 3:24 pm: Well, that didn’t take long. The two sides have come to an agreement in principle and Kevin McHale is your new coach of the Houston Rockets. This is reportedly a four year deal with a team option for the last year. This is a Rockets roster in flux, it will be interesting…

  21. Rockets expected to offer coaching job soon… to someone

    May 27, 2011, 9:41 AM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v New Orleans Hornets

    The Rockets are going to offer their head-coaching job maybe as soon as Friday to… someone. Friday is the deadline but there is still the little question of deciding who should actually get that offer, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports. “The next step is to make a decision,” a person with knowledge of…

  22. Lawrence Frank has second meeting with Rockets

    May 17, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks

    Looks like the Houston Rockets are on to the second round of interviews for their head coaching gig. Lawrence Frank, the Celtics lead assistant, is had a second interview with the Rockets Monday, according to Comcast Sports New England. Frank, once the head coach of the New Jersey Nets, is one of the three finalists…

  23. Warriors to give Mike Brown, Dwane Casey interviews

    May 10, 2011, 8:58 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavilers v Boston Celtics

    The Golden State Warriors have started their interview process and apparently they are thinking about a more defensive mindset. The Warriors are bringing in former Cavaliers coach Mike Brown and former Minnesota head coach (and current Dallas assistant) Dwane Casey to interview, according to CSN Bay Area (Marc Stein of ESPN had it first). Also…

  24. Rockets head coaching search down to three finalists

    May 9, 2011, 10:28 AM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v New Orleans Hornets

    After interviewing a candidate pool roughly the size of the population of India, the Houston Chronicle reports they Rockets have narrowed the search to three finalists: Lawrence Frank, Dwane Casey and Kevin McHale. All three of them are former NBA head coaches. Frank is the current lead assistant for the Boston Celtics, Casey is still…

  25. Rockets to interview long list of top assistant coaches

    Apr 21, 2011, 9:54 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Boston Celtics

    The problem wasn’t Rick Adelman’s body of work, it was the feeling by Houston Rockets management he wasn’t the guy for a rebuilding team. They want a young coach to grow with and mold a rebuilding team, and so they are reaching out to top assistants from around the league, according to the Houston Chronicle.…

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