Lawrence Frank was hired by the Celtics about a year ago, with the team hoping that he'd fill the shoes of the departed Tom Thibodeau, who took the head coaching job in Chicago.
He must have done something right in while on the Boston bench, because his name has been tossed around quite a bit in regards to coaching openings throughout the league this summer, despite the league being in a lockout.
One of those openings is in Detroit, where, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, Frank is a finalist for the head coaching job.
Yet sources say that one reason Detroit’s search has dragged out so long is the strong impression that Lawrence Frank made on new Pistons owner Tom Gores and his advisers, among them former New York Knicks executive Dave Checketts.
Detroit’s choice, then, appears to be a tossup between the unattached Woodson and Frank, who remains part of Doc Rivers’ staff in Boston.