Paul Westphal, Joe Wolf and Tony Brown being added to coaching staff as Joe Prunty heads for Milwaukee

Streeter Lecka

The coaching shake-up continues in NetsLand as Mike Mazzeo reports that Paul Westphal, the former head coach of the Suns and Kings, has reached a "verbal agreement" to make him Lionel Hollins lead assistant. Joe Wolf, who worked with Hollins in Milwaukee and most recently has coached overseas, and Rick Carlisle assistant Tony Brown, a Nets player in the 1980's, will also head for Brooklyn.

The Brooklyn Nets and Paul Westphal have verbally agreed to terms on a deal which will enable the veteran NBA coach to serve as an assistant under Lionel Hollins, a league source confirmed to ESPN NewYork.com.

The two sides have been working to complete the deal ever since Billy King hired Hollins. Westphal, 63, has been  head coach with the Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics and Sacramento Kings, compiling a 318-279 record.

The deal came together late Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim Bontemps report that Joe Prunty, who replaced Jason Kidd as a head coach while Kidd sat out a suspension, will follow Kidd to Milwaukee and become the Bucks lead assistant.  John Welch, on the other hand, will stay and play a role on Lionel Hollins' staff. Hollins and Welch worked together under Mike Fratello in Vancouver.

Prunty, who the Nets would liked to have kept, becomes the third coach on Kidd's staff last season to follow him to Milwaukee. Sean Sweeney and Eric Hughes had previously committed. Charles Klask, who handled in-house statistics, then advanced scouting, had previously joined Stan VanGundy in Detroit.

Still uncertain are the fates of Roy Rogers, big man coach, and Jim Sann.as well as Lawrence Frank, who Kidd had Billy King re-assign to writing reports early in the season after the two couldn't get along.  Berger reports that Frank once again is linked to Doc Rivers, his old boss.

No word yet on the rest of Hollins staff. There were reports over the weekend that  Henry Bibby and Johnny Davis would join as assistants.

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