Will Lawrence Frank Want Assistant Coaching Job With Brooklyn Nets?

By Mike B. Ruiz
Rick Osentoski-USA Today Sports

We already have a pretty good idea of what kind of coach Lawrence Frank is. Now we’ll have the opportunity to find out what kind of man he is.

Jason Kidd, Frank’s former star player during his 2004-2009 head coaching run with the New Jersey Nets, has made it clear that he would like to have Frank on his staff now that the Brooklyn Nets have hired him to the same position.

Enter the pride factor.

It’s a very peculiar situation for Frank, to say the least. One of his former players, one who just retired a handful of weeks ago, in fact, just offered him a position to be their assistant coach. Awkward much?

At only 42-years-old, Frank was just relieved of his duties as a head coach for the second time in his career, as his two-year stint with the Detroit Pistons came to a close this season.

His time in Detroit was absolutely dreadful, failing to even reach the 30 win mark in both seasons. But, he’s still regarded as someone you wouldn’t mind going to battle with every night. If he were to turn down Kidd’s offer, it’s hard to imagine that he wouldn’t find employment with another team sometime this summer.

But while that all sounds good in theory, a job is still a job. Is that something that Frank would want to risk passing up because of the person and team that are offering it to him?

Will maintaining his pride hold greater value for Frank than accepting an immediate job? Is it also possible that he would turn down Kidd if he were to receive another offer before he has to make a decision?

Let’s see what route Frank chooses to take.

Mike B. Ruiz is a Brooklyn Nets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @mikebruiz and “Like” him on Facebook.

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