David Aldridge reveals new details on the breakdown between Nets coach Jason Kidd and highly paid assistant Lawrence Frank, and there are two immediate conclusions to be drawn: This unequal partnership was always destined for spectacular failure, and Kidd brought it on himself.
Jason Kidd and the Nets have "reassigned" head assistant Lawrence Frank, and following the change, Frank will no longer be on the bench during games or at practice. If that sounds like being fired, it is, except for the part where Frank owes Kidd a book report every day.
The Nets are now sitting at 0-16 after losing to the Sacramento Kings 109-96 Friday night, leaving them one loss shy of tying the NBA record for season-opening futility, previously accomplished by the Heat (1988) and Clippers (1999).
It wasn't the best season for the New Jersey Nets — but hey, Vince Carter is still around! — but that's not stopping the Nets from maximizing all corporate sponsorship opportunities.
The Indiana-Purdue game tonight has the makings of a classic, with the surging Boilers heading into Bloomington to tick down the last dying days of Kelvin Sampson at Indiana. It's gonna be fun. And another subplot? How about Nets coach Lawrence Frank ... and Bob Knight?