What’s really going on in Brooklyn right now? The Nets were supposed to be the kings of the city and the chief contender to dethrone the Miami Heat in the East. After a slow start, the team is looking like it’s dissolving in front of our eyes. This next piece of news isn’t going to help the situations.
Head coach Jason Kidd put Lawrence Frank in the coaching doghouse on Tuesday, and now Frank is reportedly lawyering up.
According to the NY Post, “Nets assistant coach Lawrence Frank is in the process of retaining ‘high-powered’ legal counsel, presumably to settle a buyout with the franchise in the wake of being ‘re-assigned’ by head coach Jason Kidd, a league source said. When the Nets hired Frank — a former head coach with the Nets, whom Kidd had publicly pursued to be one of his assistants after taking the job back in June — they gave him a six-year deal worth a total of roughly $6 million, according to league sources, making him the highest paid assistant coach in the NBA. […] ‘I think [Frank] is still working, so there’s no disappointment,’ Kidd said after Wednesday’s practice. ‘So we move on. It’s part of the job. He’s working. He’s giving his reports … so do I miss him? No. He’s doing his job and what I’ve asked him to do.’”