HoopsHype Roy Rogers rumors
Pistons coach Lawrence Frank has made two choices for his coaching staff. Former NBA players Dee Brown and Roy Rogers will sit to Frank's side whenever next season starts, a source confirmed to The Detroit News. Brown, 42, was most recently the head coach and general manager of the Springfield (Mass.) Armor in the NBA Developmental League (NBDL). Brown also coached the WNBA's Orlando Miracle and San Antonio Silver Stars. He's more known for his exploits during the 1991 Slam Dunk Contest, where he won it with his famous no-look dunk. Detroit News
New Detroit coach Lawrence Frank has not announced his coaching staff, but it could include Roy Rogers, who last season worked with the Celtics’ big men. Behind the scenes, Doc Rivers is seeking a defensive coach to replace Frank. Rivers has maintained mostly a low profile during the lockout, but the search for the next defensive coordinator is ongoing. Boston Globe
In anticipation of an offer, Frank has been working on assembling a staff over the past two weeks, league coaching sources said. Celtics assistant Roy Rogers, who was on Frank’s staff with the Nets, is the most likely to join him in Detroit. Yahoo! Sports
The contracts for all of Doc Rivers’ assistant coaches expired on June 30, but only one has been told to find another job. Two league sources confirmed that Roy Rogers, who replaced Clifford Ray as big man coach last season, will not return. Boston Herald
Ainge confirmed that the Celtics have had conversations with former New Jersey assistant coach Roy Rogers about their vacant spot on the bench after Clifford Ray was not retained this season, but no deal has been consummated. Rogers spent time under then-Nets head coach Lawrence Frank, who Boston brought in as its top assistant this season replacing Tom Thibodeau. Yahoo! Sports first reported Boston's interest in Rogers. Ray's departure was first reported by The Boston Globe. ESPN.com
This is how the other half – more like the other 95 percent – have lived. The Nets who recently endured summers of forced furloughs and cutbacks, have increased, not trimmed, their scouting department. The Nets have added former assistant Roy Rogers as their advanced scout while hiring former two-time NBA executive of the year Bob Ferry, ex- Sixers coach and scout Frank Zanin and the Sixers' former European scouting coordinator Danko Cvjeticanin. New York Post
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