Lawrence Frank is in a much different situation than Mike Brown.
Frank, as coach of the 0-7 Detroit Pistons, doesn’t have Kobe Bryant or Dwight Howard on his roster.
Frank is not expected to lead the Pistons to the NBA finals.
That’s why Frank, at 0-7, is probably safe, for now as Pistons coach while Brown has already bitten the dust with the Los Angeles Lakers.
But, if the Pistons don’t start winning some ballgames soon, Frank could start feeling some heat.
“I was extremely disappointed,” Frank said after this team fell to 0-7 with a 96-82 loss to the Houston Rockets Saturday night. “Your resolve is tested everyday regardless of what your record is. We knew that this game going in was going to be a test of character. Four games in five nights and back to backs and the road trip hasn’t gone well.”
But Frank has been through moments like this before and he’s not ready to wave the white flag yet.
“It’s a tough one to swallow and we’ll have to keep on figuring some things out,” he said.
What the Pistons need to do, like any other struggling NBA team, is avoid those devastating runs that put the game away in a matter of a few minutes. The Rockets had a 22-1 run against the Pistons. You’ll never win that way, Larry.
“There was no offensive energy out there at all,” Frank said. “We didn’t even give ourselves a chance doing that run. I don’t make excuses why because I know we’re capable of doing more. I just focus on the game.”
Keep focusing Larry. But you need to start winning.