The potentially soon-to-be-former Celtics assistant coach Lawrence Frank will be offered the head coaching position for the Pistons, sources told Yahoo Sports. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, a formal offer will be made in the next 24-36 hours.
If Frank accepts the offer, he will replace John Kuester, who was fired by Detroit on June 5. Other candidates for the position included Mike Woodson, Patrick Ewing and former Piston Bill Laimbeer.
Frank just finished his first season as an assistant coach in Boston under Doc Rivers. Many believed that Frank would be a candidate to be the next Celtics head coach if Rivers decided to walk away from the job, but Rivers signed a five-year extension this summer.
Prior to his time with the Celtics, Frank was the head coach for the Nets for over six seasons, amassing a 225-241 record and leading New Jersey to the playoffs four times. He was fired during the 2009-10 season after an 0-16 start.