Lawrence Frank to be New Coach in Detroit

According to Marc Stein to ESPN.com the Pistons have tabbed Celtics assistant coach Lawrence Frank to become their next head coach. This is detremental to the Knicks because Frank was Mike D’Antoni’s top choice to run the Knicks defense. He was rumored to be a strong candidtate in New York due to his time spent with the team before last season and the fact that his family remained in New Jersey while he coached with Boston this past season. Its unknown where the Knicks go from here. It is a mystery to me why the Knicks did not go hard after former Rockets assistant Elston Turner who now holds the defensive coordinator job with the Phoenix Suns. It will be interesting to see where the Knicks go from here as now Minnesota is the only open coaching vacancy with everybody else having a good part of their staffs in order. I was afraid this would happen and it has. It is not the end of the world but Frank would have been a fabulous fit with the Knicks.

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