Nets still intent on hiring Frank, Rogers

The Brooklyn Nets remain confident a deal will be finalized to secure Lawrence Frank as an assistant coach on Jason Kidd's staff, ESPN.com's Marc Stein tweeted Monday.

The Nets are also "pretty close" to hiring Roy Rogers as an assistant coach, a league source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com over the weekend.

Nets GM Billy King said Monday that announcements would be coming in a couple days, regarding official additions to Kidd's staff.

King said he would talk "soon" to the assistants already under contract: Popeye Jones, Mario Elie, Patrick Spurgin and Doug Overton.

It seems unlikely that Elie will be back. He told CSN Houston recently that Dwight Howard should go to Houston to play for the Rockets.

"Hopefully, Dwight Howard, you've got to come down to Texas, man," Elie said. "No state taxes, ain't no pressure down here. You don't have to worry about L.A., Hollywood or Brooklyn. Texas is great. The fans are terrific down here. We support. We're not like the Miami fans leaving when the game's not even over. We stay until the end here in Houston. Come on down to Texas, Dwight."