A day after landing Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry from the Celtics, the Nets announced Jason Kidd's new coaching staff.

Lawrence Frank, Roy Rogers and Eric Hughes all have agreed to become assistants under Kidd, while Doug Overton was retained from last year's coaching staff.

“I am very pleased to add Lawrence, Roy, Eric and Doug to my staff,” Kidd said in a statement. “They collectively bring a wealth of NBA experience to our bench, both from a coach and player perspective. This combination will not only prove beneficial to me, but will be an invaluable asset to our players as well.”

The biggest addition is Frank, who Kidd publicly campaigned to add to the staff from the moment he was introduced as the team's head coach two weeks ago. Frank coached Kidd for several seasons in New Jersey, and is the Nets franchise leader in victories as a head coach. He coached the Nets from 2004-09, before spending a season with Pierce and Garnett in Boston as an assistant under Doc Rivers before spending the past two seasons coaching the Detroit Pistons.

Frank is a well-respected defensive tactician, and in addition to being Kidd's lead assistant will almost assuredly be in charge of the team's defense, which should get a significant boost from the additions of both Pierce and Garnett.