Lawrence Frank Rumors
So what’s the plan for Thursday? “We know what we want to do,” Rivers said. “Obviously, you never know if you can. That’s one thing with the draft.” Crediting Lawrence Frank, the Clippers’ executive vice president of basketball operations, for much of the work on the ground, Rivers said, “We know exactly what five or six guys we would do it for. We just have to stay disciplined.”
The grand plan now for West and his new Clippers colleagues, president of basketball operations and head coach Doc Rivers and executive vice president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank? Targeting the biggest fish in next summer’s free agent sea: LeBron James.
“Sit the f–k down,” Kidd told Frank. “I’m the coach of this f—king team. When you’re on the bench, don’t f—king move!” It reached the point that Kidd, according to sources, offered to pay the rest of Frank’s salary just to get rid of him. Instead, Frank was reassigned to writing daily reports on the opponents — a task he completed diligently throughout the season — and never returned to the Nets sideline.
Jovan Buha: Doc was adamant that he just coaches and Lawrence Frank runs the day-to-day GM duties for the team. Doc simply has final say with his role.
For one thing, Rivers isn’t leaving the Clippers. He’s owed $22 million-plus over the next two years, and he has the confidence of Ballmer. The Clippers didn’t promote Lawrence Frank to executive vice president of basketball operations, give him a long-term deal, only to tear apart the management structure months later. Ballmer, Rivers and Frank have worked to build out the front office and scouting department, and examine the processes of what they all agreed was the most important summer in franchise history.