Lawrence Frank, who started his Nets tenure with 13 straight wins and ended it with 16 straight losses, is expected to be named coach of the Pistons Friday, following a year as the Celtics defensive assistant. Frank, a New Jersey native, inherits a team that was often in open revolt against head coach John Kuester.
Meanwhile, the Nets coaching staff is likely to expand in the next few months. Larry Krystkowiak, who left for the college ranks, has yet to be replaced and the team is expected to add two coaches for the Springfield Armor, a head coach and an assistant, who'll be Nets employees. Avery Johnson has said that despite the lockout he and the staff will start preparing for next season in August.