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Friday, June 28, 2013
Lawrence Frank among hires by Nets

By Mike Mazzeo
Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd's staff is set.

The Nets officially announced Friday that they have reached agreements in principle with assistant coaches Lawrence Frank, Roy Rogers and Eric Hughes. The team also announced that Doug Overton will remain on the staff as an assistant.

"I am very pleased to add Lawrence, Roy, Eric and Doug to my staff," Kidd said in a statement. "They collectively bring a wealth of NBA experience to our bench, both from a coach and player perspective. This combination will not only prove beneficial to me but will be an invaluable asset to our players as well."

Frank, who coached Kidd with the Nets when they were based in New Jersey, is the franchise's all-time leader in NBA coaching victories (225). He coached the Nets for parts of seven seasons, from 2004-09.

Frank is a vital piece of Kidd's coaching staff. It was important that Kidd get an experienced assistant to help him make the transition from player to head coach. Kidd had been actively recruiting Frank to be his lead assistant.

Rogers served as an assistant coach with the Nets from 2008-10. Recently, he served under Frank as an assistant with the Detroit Pistons.

Hughes spent the past six seasons with the Toronto Raptors and did a lot of work in player development. He was an assistant at the University of California when Kidd played there.

Overton will be heading into his sixth season with the Nets and fourth as an assistant.