Lawrence Frank has decided to join Jason Kidd's staff with the Brooklyn Nets as his lead assistant coach, a league source told ESPNNewYork.com.
Frank, who coached Kidd during most of his tenure as the Nets' head coach from 2003-04 to 2009-10, is a vital piece for Kidd's coaching staff. It was important that Kidd get an experienced assistant to help him make the transition from player to head coach. Kidd had been actively recruiting Frank to be his lead assistant and is continuing to build his staff in Brooklyn.
A source confirmed the Nets also added Roy Rogers and Eric Hughes to Kidd's coaching staff. The New York Daily News first reported Hughes' hiring.
Frank reunites with Kidd and the Nets after serving as Detroit's head coach last season. He returns to an organization that he helped lead to four consecutive postseason appearances from 2004-07. He was 225-241 (.483) during the regular season with the Nets and is the franchise's all-time leader in NBA coaching victories.