Notebook: Pierce rests jammed toe

October, 27, 2013
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Paul Pierce sat out practice on Sunday with a jammed toe.

The veteran swingman said the rest was precautionary.

"Just jammed it the other day in the game," Pierce said of the Nets' preseason finale against Miami on Friday. "Just taking a couple of days of rest. Going into the season, you want to make sure you are 100 percent and take the extra precaution."

Head coach Jason Kidd said Pierce deserved "a day off."

Andrei Kirilenko (back) did not practice and is still considered day-to-day.

"He got some treadmill work in but he didn't do anything on the floor," Kidd said. "We will see how he feels tomorrow."

Kidd replacement: Kidd isn't ready to reveal who will coach in his place while he serves his two-game suspension against Cleveland and Miami this week.

"We haven't made a decision on who's going to coach," Kidd said.

Lawrence Frank is expected to be the interim coach barring unforeseen circumstances.

"I played under Coach Frank before, he was a Boston assistant and he was our defensive guru," Pierce said. "And he pretty much is playing the role here that he played with us in Boston."

"He has been a head coach in this league," Pierce continued. "He is comfortable in that role. He was just head coach of Detroit and has been head coach here in New Jersey. He is comfortable in that role and the guys respect him and respect what he has to say to us."
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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