Jun 13, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King (left) poses for photos with new head coach Jason Kidd during a press conference at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets Hire Roy Rogers; Lawrence Frank to Join Jason Kidd's Coaching Staff?


The Brooklyn Nets bolstered their coaching staff today, hiring Roy Rogers to be an assistant coach and they are also closing in on a deal to bring Lawrence Frank onto the staff as well.

Per Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski:

Nets coach Jason Kidd is close to hiring Detroit assistant Roy Rogers for staff, sources tell Y! Discussions continue with Lawrence Frank.

Rogers spent the past season as a member of Frank’s coaching staff in Detroit after previously working with Doc Rivers. Prior to both of those jobs, Rogers was a member of Frank’s staff in New Jersey and has had multiple head coaching stints in the NBDL.

As for Frank, the two sides are still trying to iron out a deal but it seems as if it’ll only be a matter of when, not if, the two sides find mutual ground. Frank was reportedly in the mix for the Boston Celtics head coaching job if Doc Rivers was to depart, but it sounds as if Rivers will be staying in Boston leaving the Nets a prime opportunity to snag Frank.

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