Lawrence Frank makes assistants complete daily military-inspired reviews

Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News:

It’s called an After Action Report, which Frank learned about after taking his Nets team to West Point. It’s about what they did well, what they did poorly, things they didn’t prepare for in practice and more principles.

"You have to be brutally honest with it," Frank said. "Every coach has to do an AAR, and that’s why we don’t let the wins and losses get in our eye. We have to be true to the process."

One of the minority owners of the Nets was a West Point guy, and gave Frank further information after their initial trip. Frank became intrigued and uses it in Detroit, assigning different assistant coaches to look at varying issues.

Whether it bears fruits this year remains to be seen, but Frank believes doing daily AARs will pay benefits down the road.

I wonder how different this is from other coaching staffs, even if other coaches don’t put such a formal title on it.

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