Lawrence Frank was well prepared on Saturday for the Nets' playoff opener, deciding to zone the Raptors who looked like a disorganized group of neophytes. Throwing a new wrinkle into a game plan is one of the things Rod Thorn likes about Frank. Despite being the NBA's youngest head, he has four Coach of the Month awards and more victories than any coach in franchise history. It's likely, in fact, that the Nets' president will extend Frank's contract come summer.
- Nets' coach feels secure in his job - Al Iannazzone - The Record