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Old 07-21-2011, 10:54 PM   #1
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Default Pistons Expected To Hire Frank

It's such a disappointing day reading this story..... it's going to suck being stuck in mediocrity. He wasn't good enough for the Raptors but is for the Pistons

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Lawrence Frank has emerged as the choice to become the Detroit Pistons’ next head coach and a formal contract offer is expected within the next day, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Frank, an assistant with the Boston Celtics, separated his candidacy in his first meetings with management and ownership, distancing himself from contenders Mike Woodson and Kelvin Sampson, sources said.

The Pistons organization has been deliberate in the process, talking to several candidates. But barring unforeseen snags in contract talks, Frank figures to replace John Kuester, who was fired as coach on June 5.


Frank has benefited from the recommendations of Philadelphia 76ers president Rod Thorn – his old boss with the New Jersey Nets – and Celtics coach Doc Rivers. Pistons general manager Joe Dumars holds both Thorn and Rivers in high regard.


In anticipation of an offer, Frank has been working on assembling a staff over the past two weeks, league coaching sources said. Celtics assistant Roy Rogers, who was on Frank’s staff with the Nets, is the most likely to join him in Detroit.


Frank has thought that spending the past season under Rivers helped him greatly to further cultivate the dynamics of head coach-player relationships. This promises to be an important part of the Pistons’ coaching job, especially after the breakdowns between Kuester and several players.


Frank had a successful run over six-plus seasons as the Nets’ coach until owner Bruce Ratner’s cost-cutting moves gutted the roster. Frank won two Atlantic Division titles and reached the playoffs in four seasons, including the Eastern Conference semifinals three times. He holds the NBA record for the best coaching start in history, winning his first 13 games after taking over for Byron Scott in the 2003-04 season.


Frank was the runner-up in the Houston Rockets’ and Toronto Raptors’ coaching searches this offseason.

The Pistons also interviewed Woodson, Sampson, Bill Laimbeer and Patrick Ewing.

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Old 07-28-2011, 01:01 AM   #2
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Frank is decent, let's keep in mind he was coaching those Nets teams that gave us headaches all the time, and let's give him a chance. If his hire is confirmed, that is.

I don't understand why anyone wants Laimbeer aside from sentimentality. That's the last thing you want to hire a coach on, and usually it fails.
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Larry Brown led us to a championship. Where is he now?

Give him a chance.
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Frank is decent, let's keep in mind he was coaching those Nets teams that gave us headaches all the time, and let's give him a chance. If his hire is confirmed, that is.

I don't understand why anyone wants Laimbeer aside from sentimentality. That's the last thing you want to hire a coach on, and usually it fails.

Maybe a coach the players will actually respect? A coach they can't just walk over?

Laimbeer led the Shock to a WNBA championship. And before you shit all over that statement, it's still a championship in a competitive sport.

Kuester got trampled on by the players this year. That would NOT happen to Laimbeer. For Christ sake, he's one of the biggest people on the team, and he'd be the coach. He's won championships on both sides of the ball. He's played with Hall of Famers.
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Yeah, I think Laimbeer would have had great success. Here's to being mediocre now.....
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Yeah, I think Laimbeer would have had great success. Here's to being mediocre now.....

Hopefully it'll just be another 14 years since the last chip and glory will come back to us.
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Maybe a coach the players will actually respect? A coach they can't just walk over?

Laimbeer led the Shock to a WNBA championship. And before you shit all over that statement, it's still a championship in a competitive sport.

Kuester got trampled on by the players this year. That would NOT happen to Laimbeer. For Christ sake, he's one of the biggest people on the team, and he'd be the coach. He's won championships on both sides of the ball. He's played with Hall of Famers.

Serious question, what teams are after Laimbeer?

As for your played with Hall of Famers argument, so? That isn't any indicator that they'll be successful on a coaching front.
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