Saturday, June 22, 2013
Source: 'Pretty close' to hiring Roy Rogers
By Mike Mazzeo
The Brooklyn Nets are "pretty close" to hiring Roy Rogers as an assistant coach on Jason Kidd's staff, a league source confirmed Saturday.
The team is still awaiting a decision from Lawrence Frank on the other assistant coaching spot. The Nets interviewed both Rogers and Frank on Tuesday, Kidd said earlier this week.
Rogers was an assistant under Frank for two seasons with the New Jersey Nets. Most recently, Rogers served as an assistant to Frank with the Detroit Pistons.
It's unknown if Frank will elect to join the Nets, because his wife is dealing with an undisclosed illness.
Frank coached Kidd when he played for the Nets from 2003-08.
Yahoo! Sports earlier reported that the Nets were close to hiring Rogers.