A source familiar with Lawrence Frank’s thinking told MLive Media Group that the former Detroit Pistons coach wants to coach in the NBA again but is leaning toward taking next season off and focusing on media opportunities which allow him more time at home.
Frank lives in New Jersey and family considerations are at center of his likely plans for next season, the source said.
The source said Frank might be willing to return to the NBA as an assistant coach but almost certainly not next year.
Lawrence Frank, with the Celtics and Nets, has proven himself a quality NBA assistant coach. He can certainly get an assistant job whenever he wants one.
Will be a head coach again? Not anytime soon, it seems.
Ten coaches who were in place at the beginning of the season have been fired. Half – Mike Brown (Lakers to Cavaliers), Byron Scott (Cavaliers to maybe Clippers), Larry Drew (Hawks to maybe Bucks), Alvin Gentry (Suns to maybe Clippers) and Scott Skiles (Bucks to maybe Nets) – have either been hired as a head coach by a new team or received published interest in another head-coaching vacancy.
But Frank has not received similar consideration, though that could be because he hasn’t aggressively pursued openings.