Per RealGM, Lawrence Frank has been hired within the Boston Organization today as their "defensive specialist".
The Celtics have hired Lawrence Frank to essentially replace Tom Thibodeau as their defensive specialist.
Read more: http://www.realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/68180/20100715/celtics_hire_lawrence_frank/#ixzz0toA3agBx
Frank is quoted as saying:
"I think it’s a good situation for me – I wanted to get back and coach, and I didn’t want to sit and wait, and you can’t ask for a better situation or a better organization," Frank said.
Read more: http://www.realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/68180/20100715/celtics_hire_lawrence_frank/#ixzz0to7lTHw3
I'm one of those guys that falls on the side that Lawrence Frank was a bit of a scapegoat with this Nets organization. The teams that he coached kind of sucked, and I primarily blame that on Ratner for being so out of touch with winning as opposed to furthering his real estate ventures. Unless you think "Uncle Cliffy" Clifford Robinson was a good roster player at the time (before his timely marijuana problems...during the playoffs). Opie's constant running up and down the court, yelling and hollering at the top of his lungs at a barren Izod Center will always be remembered by us die-hard Nets fans. Frank was as good of a textbook coach and hardworker as there might be on the market now, but in my eyes, he never seemed to earn the respect of his players. The players he coached would never admit that publicly however, and in fact I believe all of his players said nothing but kind words for Lawrence when he coached the Nets. I think this is a good fit overall for Boston, and I wish the guy luck.
Your thoughts on Opie in Boston?