Source: Pistons to offer coaching job to Frank

DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons will offer Lawrence Frank their coaching position within two days, according to a person familiar with the situation.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the team isn't commenting on its search. The offer was first reported by Yahoo! Sports.

The Pistons fired John Kuester on June 5 after the team missed the playoffs each of his two seasons as coach.

Frank went 225-241 in just over six seasons as coach of the New Jersey Nets. He was fired by New Jersey in November 2009 after the team started that season 0-16. He was an assistant for the Boston Celtics last season.

The Pistons are rebuilding under new owner Tom Gores, who took over the team at the beginning of June. Detroit went 30-52 last season amid feuding between coaches and players.

Frank has emerged as the team's choice after a lengthy search that also included former Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Woodson and Milwaukee Bucks assistant Kelvin Sampson.

Frank replaced Byron Scott as New Jersey's coach in January 2004 and began his career with a 13-game winning streak. He ended his stint with the Nets with a losing streak that was even longer.

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