Dec 10, 2013 11:14 AM EST
Jason Kidd tried to put his own imprint on the Brooklyn Nets, but found it difficult with the way Lawrence Frank carried himself.
Frank "wouldn't stop talking," said a source.
Frank also was angered that Kidd chose assistant Joe Prunty instead of him to coach the Nets during his suspension.
Kidd and Frank had a well-documented blowup.
"Sit the (bleep) down! I'm the coach of this (13-letter word) team! When you're on the bench, don't (bleeping) move!" said Kidd, according to a source.
Dec 05, 2013 11:20 PM EST
Jason Kidd was asked to evaluate himself as Brooklyn Nets' head coach following the team's 113-83 blowout loss to the New York Knicks on Thursday night.
"I think you get evaluated by being whole," Kidd said. "It starts there.
"Once that occurs, then you're evaluated"
Kidd reassigned Lawrence Frank from being the Nets' lead assistant coach to only "daily reports" filed to the team.
Dec 05, 2013 1:07 AM EST
Byron Scott coached Jason Kidd to two NBA Finals appearances with the then-New Jersey Nets in 2002 and 2003, when Lawrence Frank was on his coaching staff.
The former Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans coach was not surprised at all by Kidd's demotion of Frank to "daily reports," banning Frank's presence in practice and games.
“It does surprise me a little that it happened so quickly,” Scott said. “But it’s safe to say that I’m not [surprised] it happened at all because of the personalities involved.”
Scott was replaced by Frank as Nets' coach in the 2003-04 season.
“When I’m putting a staff together,” said Scott, “the key point of emphasis for me is, ‘I want you to be open and honest, I want your input but at the end of the day, I’m going to do what I think is best.’
“In Jason and Lawrence, I detect two very strong-willed people who don’t back down. I could easily see maybe Jason getting to the point where he felt Lawrence was over-stepping his bounds.”
Dec 04, 2013 3:42 PM EST
Lawrence Frank is in the process of gathering a “high-powered” legal counsel, likely to settle a buyout with the Brooklyn Nets.
Frank signed a six-year, roughly $6 million deal with the Nets in the off-season to be Jason Kidd's lead assistant coach.
Frank was reassigned to "daily reports" and no game or practice presence on Tuesday.
Kidd cited different philosophies in the split.
Dec 03, 2013 5:50 PM EST
The Brooklyn Nets have reassigned Lawrence Frank.
Frank will remain part of the Nets' coaching staff, but will not be on the bench.
Frank was Jason Kidd's top assistant coach and responsible for the defense.
Kidd declined to elaborate on the situation, but said that they had differing philosophies.
Frank is in the first season of a six-year deal that averages over $1 million per season.
Dec 02, 2013 11:33 AM EST
Paul Pierce will miss the next two to four weeks with a non-displaced fracture of the third metacarpal in his right hand.
Pierce is averaging 12.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists for the Brooklyn Nets this season.
Nov 28, 2013 8:42 PM EST
Jason Kidd has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for intentionally spilling a drink on the floor to delay the Brooklyn Nets' game on Wednesday night, the NBA announced Thursday.
Kidd spilled a beverage on the floor late in the Nets' loss to the Los Angeles Lakers that allowed a brief huddle and was seen telling Tyshawn Taylor, "Hit me," to execute the drop of the cup.
Kidd was hired as the Nets' head coach in the offseason. Brooklyn is 4-11 this season.
Nov 25, 2013 12:09 PM EST
The Brooklyn Nets have begun the season with a 3-10 record as they have faced several key injuries while Jason Kidd gains experience as head coach.
Sources say that Kidd continues to have the support of the Nets' front office and from ownership.
The Nets are spending approximately $190 million this season on salaries and luxury tax penalties.
Sources confirmed that there have been "philosophical differences" between Kidd and Lawrence Frank, but those have been smoothed over in recent days.
The Nets' veteran players also continue to support Kidd.
Nov 24, 2013 9:21 PM EST
The Brooklyn Nets have struggled mightily in the second half of games this season, especially in the third quarters. They were outscored 34-15 in the third quarter of Sunday's 109-97 loss to the Detroit Pistons.
“The third quarter is something that stands out right now that we’ve got to get better at, coaches and players,” Jason Kidd said.
The Nets want to blame their string of poor third quarters for their embarrassing start to this season.
“We’ve got to be the worst team in the league when it comes to third quarters,” said Kevin Garnett, who made his first two shots of the game before missing his next seven and finishing with four points. “It’s just unacceptable.”
Nov 20, 2013 12:15 PM EST
Donnie Walsh and Rod Thorn defended Jason Kidd against anonymous comments made by an NBA scout suggesting that the first-year head coach of the Brooklyn Nets "doesn't do anything."
"I think he'll be a great coach, but you can't judge him on the first 10 games," said Walsh.
"He knows basketball, he gets instant respect from players because of who he is and what he's done, and I think he'll do very well," Rod Thorn said.
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