When Jason Kidd took the Brooklyn Nets head coaching job, he practically begged Lawrence Frank to join his staff as his top assistant.
Frank of course coached Kidd as a player and the two are extremely close friends, so it’s a bit odd to hear that friction is brewing between the two according to the New York Daily News:
Kidd hired Lawrence Frank as his top assistant, and from what I’m hearing, there is some friction between the two longtime friends. A person who knows both told me “something has changed between them.”
Of course, when you’re expected to play for the Eastern Conference Championship and you start the season off 3-9, firmly entrenched in last place of the Atlantic Division with a payroll larger than that of many third-world countries, frustrations can create rifts.
What comes of this or how serious the friction is is obviously unknown, though it’s just another addition of drama to the soap opera that has become the Brooklyn Nets.