Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 4:51 pm  |  17 responses

Celtics Hire Lawrence Frank as Assistant Coach

Not a bad look for Frank, who could become a candidate to succeed Rivers after the ’10-11 season. Frank will immediately provide Boston with seasoned coaching experience. From Adrian Wojnarowski: “The Celtics have hired ex-Nets coach Lawrence Frank as an assistant on Doc Rivers’ staff, league sources say. He replaces Tom Thibodeau.”

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  • Raeniel

    FIRST. I honestly thought he would get a head coaching job somewhere…

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Nothing’s left at this point, right?

  • c_cantrell

    wow.. thought he would for sure get a head coach job.. hes for sure good enough.. maybe he just wants to be part of a winning organization

  • http://soulbanger.tumblr.com tapion786

    damn it… im happy for him, but didn’t want to see him in green

  • ConeyIslander

    co-sign that!

  • riggs

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo dont eff up my team!

  • Joe A

    relax riggs. Frank’s a pretty good coach. He’s no Thibs, but I think he’ll learn a lot under Doc.

  • http://www.hufsf.com Waylonakolipse

    That’s a solid replacement for Tom.

  • riggs

    im sorry but lawrence frank is a mediocre coach, and his only success was what he learned from byron scott during his final year and having jason kidd the year after. when it was time for him to create his own playbook and run his own sets and substitution patterns he didnt know wtf he was doing.

  • Scottie Pimpin

    Darko is to Vlade Divac as Frank is to Thibs.

  • Will Lee

    NBA TV has 7 days to match that offer.

  • http://www.threadsandkicks.com.au Eduardo

    Maybe they signed him because it’s Doc’s Final year? Or does Doc have a few more years left on his contract?

  • Str8in It Out

    riggs sounds like he knows what he is talking about. same shyte i’ve thought about him. i actually thought his best year as a coach was his last with the nets where he was forced to really coach when trades and injuries decimated his roster. but then he got fired. too bad. he should be a solid assistant though if he can focus on defense cuz offensively dude seemed lacking in creativity.

  • scott lawson

    @ Eduardo. Doc has one more year left. They need to re-sign Nate. Sheed is gone, but he won’t announce his retirement until Danny trades his expiring contract next year… that will likely allow them to add someone of value during the season, and solidify the bench.

  • peter

    We’ll see how Thibs does as a head coach. Maybe some people are just suited to be assistants.

  • RedRum

    Especially “defensive specialist” assistants… in the regular season it is pretty much easy to get some offense going. But in the playoffs, you need to make on the fly defensive and offensive adjustments to win. You need to be a bit creative to get some buckets when Ds are intense. I think Thibs will be a great regular season coach, but his team will not do well in the playoffs. It happens to most assistants that started as defense coordinators (Brown, Frank, Carlisle etc…)

  • LA Huey

    He’ll fit right in with the way he curses on live television.