Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores, asked tonight about the future of head coach Lawrence Frank, said employment decisions would be made "quickly and thoroughly," stopping far short of an endorsement for next season.

Gores said he met Sunday with both Frank and president of basketball operations Joe Dumars, "so it's very, very clear, coming from me," that he is not happy with the results of a 28-52 season with two games remaining.

"Lawrence is a tremendous guy," Gores said. "I've gotten to know him a little bit the last couple years and he's a tremendous guy. But I have to worry about this franchise and what is the best thing to do."

Gores, asked if he has made a decision on Dumars, Frank, or both, said he is "here assessing them, and my job is to move this franchise forward."

Asked if the decision on Frank would be his, or if Dumars would be involved, assuming the latter is retained, Gores said it "will be a discussion -- I have to be involved because I'm taking care of this franchise."

Gores also said he is in the process of assessing Dumars' performance.