By all indications, Celtics assistant coach Lawrence Frank will become the next head coach of the Detroit Pistons. If and when that becomes official, a former Pistons head coach has some interest in joining the Celtics coaching staff in Frank's place.
According to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski, Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown has expressed interest in joining the Celtics coaching staff under head coach Doc Rivers.
The report is quick to point out that once Frank leaves for Detroit, it's likely that Rivers would promote up-and-coming coach Mike Longabardi to fill the position that Frank would vacate by leaving.
Still, according to sources, Rivers isn't necessarily ruling out bringing Brown aboard. It wouldn't be the first time the two have discussed joining forces. Brown almost joined Rivers' staff in 2007.
Brown, who won the NBA title in 2003-04 coaching the Pistons, resigned as the head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats in December of 2010. Charlotte was 9-19 at the time of his resignation just one season after they went 44-38, earning Brown and the Bobcats the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference.
If the C's are worried about having to pay up to bring Brown to Boston, sources told Wojnarowski that the 70-year-old Brown would take the job for "less than the going rate."
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