Apr 6, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Pistons head coach Lawrence Frank looks down court in the second half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Timberwolves won 107-101. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Pistons Fire Head Coach Lawrence Frank

After just two seasons as Head Coach, Lawrence Frank will be looking for new employment.

The Pistons ended the speculation Thursday, announcing that Frank would not be returning as Head Coach. The Pistons finished a disappointing season with a 29-53 record and a fourth place finish in the Central Divison. This should not be surprising news as there were rumblings around the league that he would most likely be let go.

The Pistons had playoff aspirations before the season began but stumbled out of the gate, losing their first eight games. Detroit primarily struggled on the offensive side of the ball this year, ranking 22nd in points and 22nd in assists.

There is no doubt Frank will land a gig somewhere else if chooses to do so. He was the Head Coach of the New Jersey Nets from 2003-2009 and was an assistant coach under Doc Rivers and the Boston Celtics before taking the job in Detroit.

Questions were also raised regarding the job security of General Manager Joe Dumars but it appears his job is safe for now. The Pistons do have some nice pieces in Brandon Knight, Greg Monroe, and Andre Drummond so it will be interesting to see what direction Joe Dumars goes in.

 

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