Jeff Van Gundy is hoping Lawrence Frank keeps his job and believes firmly that he will. Why? Because, says the Rockets coach, he's good and Rod Thorn "gets it". Van Gundy, interviewed by the Record's Ian O'Connor, recalls what it was like for him as Knick coach in 1999 and compares his situation with Frank's: an injury-riddled roster and disappointing season leading to calls for the coach's head. Still, he notes, the team rallied behind him and they got to the Finals as an eighth seed.
- Gut-check time for Nets' Frank - Ian O'Connor - The Record