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December 3, 2013 Updates

Net Daily: The Frank deal was BY FAR the most lucrative in NBA history, adds league source. Kidd was instrumental in him getting it. Twitter @NetsDaily

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A veteran scout, interviewed earlier in the day and speaking on the condition of anonymity, called Kidd’s bench comportment “terrible,” observing that the play-calling has fallen mostly to his top assistants, Lawrence Frank and John Welch. “He doesn’t do anything,” said the scout, who has watched the Nets several times. “He doesn’t make calls. John Welch does all the offense. Lawrence does all the defense. … I don’t know what Kidd does. I don’t think you can grade him and say he’s bad. You can give him an incomplete.” Bleacher Report

A veteran scout, interviewed earlier in the day and speaking on the condition of anonymity, called Kidd’s bench comportment “terrible,” observing that the play-calling has fallen mostly to his top assistants, Lawrence Frank and John Welch. “Kidd doesn’t do anything,” said the scout, who has watched the Nets several times. “He doesn’t make calls. John Welch does all the offense. Lawrence does all the defense. … I don’t know what Kidd does. I don’t think you can grade him and say he’s bad. You can give him an incomplete.” Bleacher Report

October 12, 2013 Updates

Lawrence Frank's old Detroit Pistons team will be at the Barclays Center on Saturday night, but Jason Kidd’s righthand man probably still will be absent while taking care of a family matter. “He’s doing everything he’s supposed to be doing for us right now,” Kidd said Thursday in a conference call, as he gave the Nets the day off. “He’s taking care of his personal situation.” Kidd tried to take the edge off Frank’s situation. When asked what he has missed during his top assistant’s absence since last weekend, he said, “his height.” New York Daily News

September 6, 2013 Updates

Two NBA sources have confirmed that Steve Hetzel, former Cavaliers video coordinator, will be hired to coach the Cavs' owned-and-operated NBA Development League team, the Canton Charge. The hire was first reported by the News-Herald. Hetzel, a 2005 graduate of Michigan State where he served as a student manager for the men's basketball team, was named the Cavs' video coordinator in July, 2006. He stayed until 2009, when he left to join former Cavs assistant John Kuester's staff with the Detroit Pistons. After Kuester was fired, Hetzel remained with Lawrence Frank for two seasons. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov did not limit his free spending to big-name players in his attempt to support rookie head coach Jason Kidd. Lawrence Frank, Kidd's lead assistant in Brooklyn, was given a four-year deal worth more than $1 million a season -- a deal that makes him the highest-paid assistant in the NBA -- a league source told ESPNNewYork.com. Mike Malone, new head coach of Sacramento, was the league's top-paid assistant last season while making $750,000 with Golden State. A second league source said Frank's deal with Brooklyn "could be the biggest in league history for an assistant." ESPN.com

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Irving wouldn't comment on rumors of a LeBron James return to Cleveland, said he doesn't think about it. Of course, if he did, even that could be considered tampering. The pool of candidates is shallow at this point in the offseason, but league sources made early suggestions such as Brian Shaw, Lawrence Frank, and Nate McMillan, among others. “I think they do have to go young, and Danny [Ainge] is going to want to look like a genius,” a league source said. “Brian Shaw is what I think they’d hire, but I don’t know. Danny might go outside the box a little.” Ainge, the Celtics’ president of basketball operations, and Shaw, who was drafted by the Celtics in 1988, were teammates during the 1988-89 season in Boston. Shaw, who is an assistant coach in Indiana, was a candidate for the Clippers job. Boston Globe

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