Pistons tab Frank; Wolves only coachless-teamAUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons are giving Lawrence Frank another chance to lead an NBA team.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons are giving Lawrence Frank another chance to lead an NBA team.
The Pistons have agreed to a three-year deal with Frank to be their new head coach. The agreement includes a team option for a fourth year
Frank, an assistant coach with Boston last season and a former head coach in New Jersey, will be Detroit’s sixth coach in 11 seasons when the NBA lockout ends. The Pistons fired John Kuester in June after they missed the playoffs in both of his two seasons.
A deliberate coaching search, which also included Mike Woodson, Kelvin Sampson, Bill Laimbeer and Patrick Ewing, ended with the franchise choosing to give Frank another shot at a head coaching job. Frank was 225-241 as coach of the Nets, who advanced to the conference semifinals three times with him at the helm.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are now the only team in the NBA without a head coach.