Report: Boston Celtics Assistant Coach Lawrence Frank Meets With Detroit Pistons


Jun 16, 2011

It looks like Doc Rivers may be on the search for another right-hand man, as lead assistant coach and former New Jersey Nets head coach Lawrence Frank interviewed Wednesday for the vacant Detroit Pistons head coaching gig.

As reported by, Frank is the second candidate that has interviewed for the position after former Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Woodson met with Pistons officials earlier this week.

Frank had some success in his first stint as a head coach with the Nets, starting out with 13 consecutive wins, the most consecutive wins to start a coaching career after taking over for Bryon Scott midway through the 2003-04 season. Frank made the playoffs in his interim season and the three to follow, before finishing below .500 the next two season. He was let go after starting out the 2009-10 season 0-16.

If Frank does land a head coaching position, he will be the second assistant for the Celtics to leave in as many years, as Tom Thibodeau left at the end of the 2009-10 season to become the Chicago Bulls head coach, leading them to a league-best 62-20 record on his way to winning a Coach of the Year award.

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