Frank Was Reassigned To Non-Bench Role By Kidd

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Former Nets coach Byron Scott wasn’t surprised when current Nets head coach Jason Kidd’s relationship deteriorated with Lawrence Frank.

Formerly the Nets’ top assistant coach, Frank was reassigned to a non-bench role by Kidd. Frank’s new duties include writing daily reports. He will not be present at practices or games.

Scott described Kidd and Frank as “very strong-willed” individuals in a New York Post report.

“It does surprise me a little that it happened so quickly,” Scott told the Post. “But it’s safe to say that I’m not (surprised) it happened at all because of the personalities involved.”

Scott feels that perhaps Kidd was feeling that Frank was overstepping his role as assistant prior to the demotion.

“In Jason and Lawrence, I detect two very strong-willed people who don’t back down,” Scott told the Post. “I could easily see maybe Jason getting to the point where he felt Lawrence was over-stepping his bounds.”

Scott has maintained a friendly relationship with Frank, though the same can’t be said about his relationship with Kidd.

“He’s not inviting me to his house for dinner and I’m not inviting him to my house for dinner,” Scott told the Post.

The Nets have begun the season 5-13. They will host the Knicks on Thursday night at Barclays Center.

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