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Report: Rockets interview Lawrence Frank again

Posted By Ben Rohrbach On May 17, 2011 @ 8:44 am In General | No Comments

Just a year after losing defensive-minded assistant coach Tom Thibodeau [1] and watching him take the Bulls to the Eastern Conference finals, the Celtics [2] and head coach Doc Rivers [3] might be posting the position on the NBA’s “Help Wanted” list for a second straight season.

Thibodeau’s replacement, Lawrence Frank [4], went through a second round of interviews with the Rockets on Monday for the head coaching position left vacant in Houston by Rick Adelman, according to Houston’s local FOX affiliate [5]. He is reportedly one of three finalists for the job, along with Mavericks assistant coach Dwane Casey and Celtics Hall of Famer Kevin McHale [6].

This past season, Frank did an admirable job as Rivers’ assistant coach, leading the Celtics to a No. 1 ranking in points allowed (91.1) and No. 2 ranking in defensive rating (100.3 points per 100 possessions). Under Thibodeau in 2009-10, the C’s ranked fifth in both points allowed (95.6) and defensive rating (103.8).

Last serving as a head coach in 2009, Frank totaled a 225-241 record (.483 winning percentage) with the Nets [7] for six-plus seasons.

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[1] Tom Thibodeau: http://media.weei.com/basketball/tom-thibodeau.htm

[2] Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[3] Doc Rivers: http://media.weei.com/basketball/doc-rivers.htm

[4] Lawrence Frank: http://media.weei.com/basketball/lawrence-frank.htm

[5] according to Houston’s local FOX affiliate: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/sports/nba/110516-lawrence-frank-meets-with-rockets-again

[6] Kevin McHale: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kevin-mchale.htm

[7] the Nets: http://media.weei.com/basketball/new-jersey-nets.htm

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