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Bring in the Closer

Lawrence Frank has a reputation as a good motivator, a coach with a knack for words when it counts. That doesn't mean he thinks he can do it alone. Tuesday, before the Nets victory over the Celtics, Frank had a special guest, Yankee reliever Mariano Rivera. It's a common if quiet tradition at the Nets practice facility: bringing in guest speakers to focus on big issues. For Rivera, it was team.