Lawrence Frank on the Bulls radar

Per Mark Stein at ESPN:

After former assistant Del Harris' offseason departure, Bulls assistant
coach Bernie Bickerstaff, who has held four head-coaching jobs, stands
out as the most natural interim replacement should Chicago decide to
continue a tradition of Christmas-season coaching changes that
previously claimed Tim Floyd and Scott Skiles. But NBA coaching sources
told that one name already on the Bulls' radar is New Jersey's
just-dismissed Lawrence Frank.

If the Bulls fire Del Negro, Frank wouldn't be the worst addition.  The team obviously wasn't working for him this season, but Devin Harris exploded under him, and he did a pretty solid job coaching a mediocre group of players in New Jersey for his entire tenure there.

I don't know much about him really, but I've always thought the Nets record outperformed their talent, so maybe he's not so bad.   He also has worked with top tier PGs and catered his offense around them, so that would spell good things for the direction the Bulls want to head.


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  • Oh Hell naw!!!!! Not that Fool!!

  • I have generally positive feelings about Frank. Not sure if that's based on any real knowledge of his abilities, but his teams seem to have played for him. We could, and have, done worse.

  • Frankly I'm open to anyone not named Vinny coaching this team. That's not really Vince's fault; he should never have been hired in the first place. I'm of the the opinion the worst mistake Paxson has ever made is Vinny, well beside Wallace. As Doug discussed earlier in the week most of Paxson/Management's decisions have had sound reasoning, all except the Vinny hiring. Don't get me wrong I'm all for new blood, but new blood that has qualifications.

    Anyhow, I don't much about Frank, but any coach that can develop point guards is what we need here. Also I think Rose needs someone to push him a bit more, that is tell him he's the man, Vinny doesn't do that.
    Although I think Vinny should be fired, I'm also of the mind that Paxson hired him knowing what he was getting into. So, it seems kinda crazy to fire him. Did he really think he would be able to be a great coach after 100 or so games? I doubt it, so it seems Paxson was aware there would be ups and downs and is prepared to live with them. Maybe I'm wrong (please be wrong, but I don't think Vinny is going anywhere.

  • Forget Laurence Frank and go after Terrence Williams, who doesn't want to be in NJ, and Von Wafer, who just got released by Olympiakos. Wafer can shoot the 3pt-shot, which is something the Bulls badly need, since they didn't keep BG7 or Derrick Byars.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    What does that have to with Lawerence Frank?

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Terrence Williams is already being labled a headcase, no thanks.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    I would give a hearty thumbs down to Lawrence Frank. Any time I've watched the Nets I was never impressed with their offensive play calling or their defensive consistency. He(frank) had Vince Carter and Richard Jefferson for a number of years when they were in their prime. Otherwise I think he would have went down the toilet a long time ago. Now way. No thanks

  • We should make Doug Thonus the coach......

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