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Reports: Lawrence Frank interested in Tennessee job

Chuck - Red's Army March 22, 2011 Uncategorized 3 Comments

There are multiple reports that Celtics assistant coach Lawrence Frank is a candidate for the head coaching position at the University of Tennessee.

Via Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld:

Lawrence Frank is the front-runner to replace Bruce Pearl as the head coach at Tennessee, according to sources close to the situation.

Via Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarwoski:

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.

Via Chris Mannix:

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.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/mdsample greenbeand

    who fixed the schedule so the suns play @ the clippers last sunday and tonight @ the lakers.. wait, waht?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/sothewind Lee in Oregon

    Not a big night in the association.
    No way Frank would leave the C’s right before a playoff run.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/the_bantam the_bantam

    That would be an odd move by Frank, he will be an NBA coach again shortly. Though not much is surprising anymore, bailing right before the playoffs with a re-assembled squad would not sit well with Ainge and other GM’s I would imagine.
    Is it time yet to worry about the O’Neals? Watching Dwight destroy the stat sheet the other night, Boozer is back…