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

Brooklyn Nets add Lawrence Frank, Eric Hughes to Jason Kidd's Coaching Staff

With just hours to go before the 2013 NBA Draft begins, the Brooklyn Nets have made some moves – but they’re not related to tonight’s festivities.

According to Ryan Wolstat, the Nets have added two coaches to Jason Kidd‘s bench, including a familiar face:

Good luck to former Raptors assistant Eric Hughes with the Nets. Good guy, good coach.

While Wolstat doesn’t directly mention Frank, it’s been reported that the former New Jersey coach accepted the standing offer given to him by Kidd and the Nets.

Frank was a candidate for the Boston Celtics head coaching job after Doc Rivers was released from his contract, but apparently worried he might be left out in the cold, Frank decided to join Kidd in New Jersey, who he formally coached. Frank was fired after two seasons with the Detroit Pistons.

As for Hughes, the one director of summer player development for Goodwin Sports Management in Seattle joins the Nets after spending time with the Toronto Raptors. Hughes created a variety of workout programs for Seattle based NBA talent like Nate Robinson, Gary Payton, Jamal Crawford, Kevin Durant (when he was a Sonic) prior to joining the Raptors.

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