Yesterday, Lawrence Frank made the trip to Orlando to meet with Doc Rivers. But don’t think the C’s assistant coaching position is his… yet, at least. (Boston Herald)
“I’m just talking to guys, Lawrence and about three or four other guys,” Rivers said. “I’m in no rush.”
Frank had a 225-241 record in five full and two partial seasons with New Jersey. He was let go after the Nets began last season with 16 straight losses.
“He’s just a solid coach,” Rivers said. “He’s been a solid coach. He’s good with offense, good with defense. He has good knowledge. He’s somebody we’re definitely looking at.”
I don’t want to overhype this assistant coach race, but it’s possible that whoever becomes the lead assistant this season takes over for Doc next year. Doc’s probably only got one more year left, and it would only make sense to hire his successor now and groom him for a year.
Speaking of assistant coaches, Thibs is likely going to miss out on all the superstars. A week ago, it looked like he might be coaching Lebron, Bosh, D-Rose and Noah next season. Now he’ll be lucky if he gets to coach Carlos Boozer. Sorry, Thibs.