Report: Dee Brown to join Pistons staff

DETROIT -- The Detroit Pistons have agreed to terms with former NBA players Dee Brown and Roy Rogers to become assistants on the staff of new head coach Lawrence Frank.

A person with knowledge of the situation, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team has not made an announcement, says Brown and Rogers have agreed to deals. Of course, it's not clear when they'll have a chance to help Frank coach a game because of the lockout.

Brown, who played 12 years in the NBA with Boston, Toronto and Orlando, has coached the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League and is a former NBA analyst for ESPN. Rogers played 137 NBA games from 1996-2000 with Vancouver, Boston, Toronto and Denver. He worked for Frank as an assistant when Frank was coach of the New Jersey Nets.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.