That didn’t take long. Less than 24 hours after their season finale, the Detroit Pistons fired head coach Lawrence Frank today, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Frank concludes his Pistons career with a 54-94 record. The Pistons now will be looking for their eighth coach in 14 seasons. Frank, 42, was hired during the NBA lockout of 2011, after developing a solid reputation as head coach of the New Jersey Nets for six years run and one season as an assistant under Doc Rivers with the Boston Celtics. Frank’s first year showed promise when, after a 4-20 start to the lockout-shortened season, he navigated a 21-21 finish. But the Pistons lost their first eight games this season, and right when they appeared to be improving, they lost rookie center Andre Drummond for 22 games because of a back injury.
Pistons fire Lawrence Frank
Detroit Free Press | Apr 18