The long, strange saga of Lawrence Frank and the Brooklyn Nets has finally ended.
Things turned ugly last season between Frank and former Nets head coach Jason Kidd, as the former was taken off the bench and “re-assigned”.
Frank, the highest paid assistant coach in the NBA in 2013-’14, has negotiated a buyout with the Nets and will join Doc Rivers’ staff in LA. Per the NY Post and Orange County Register:
Frank is expected to head to the Clippers, where he’ll work under Doc Rivers – whom he was an assistant for in Boston after being let go as head coach of the Nets. Frank will work alongside former Knicks head coach Mike Woodson, who also is joining Rivers’ staff as an assistant.
Frank signed a six-year deal worth roughly $6 million with the Nets last summer to come back to the franchise that he’s second in all-time wins and games coached after a sustained public campaign by then coach Jason Kidd to make Frank his lead assistant.
The partnership quickly imploded, as Kidd stunned everyone by walking into a press conference in early December and announcing Frank had been “re-assigned” to writing daily reports, and wouldn’t be spending any more time around the team. Lionel Hollins declined to add Frank to his staff after replacing Kidd following his stunning departure to Milwaukee.
Expect the #Clippers to announce Mike Woodson, Sam Cassell and Lawrence Frank as assistant coaches in upcoming days.
— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) September 25, 2014