There are multiple reports that Celtics assistant coach Lawrence Frank is a candidate for the head coaching position at the University of Tennessee.
Lawrence Frank is the front-runner to replace Bruce Pearl as the head coach at Tennessee, according to sources close to the situation.
Frank has history in Knoxville as an assistant, and league sources say it's perhaps only college job that would intrigue him to leave NBA.
Unless a family/lifestyle decision to live in a college town, L-Frank doesn't NEED to take a college job. He'll be an NBA head coach again.
Hard to imagine L-Frank bailing on Boston to take UT job. A source confirmed his interest but Boston's season likely won't end until June.
Frank has been a critical part of Doc Rivers coaching staff. Has assumed Thibodeau's d-coordinator role and is vocal in practices.
Danny Ainge respects Frank, has for a long time. But rival execs believe he prefers a head coach with playing experience.
Let's hope Frank doesn't quit on the team mid-season.