Lawrence Frank will join the staff of new Brooklyn Nets' head coach Jason Kidd as his lead assistant coach, a league source told ESPNNewYork.com.
Frank coached Kidd during most of his time with the Nets from 2003-08. Kidd wanted an experienced assistant to help him transition to head coach, and has actively recruited Frank.
Frank returns to the Nets after being fired by the Detroit Pistons after the regular season. Kidd, 40, retired as a player earlier this month and quickly accepted the Nets head coaching job.
Frank lives with his wife in New Jersey. She had surgery for an undisclosed illness earlier this year and reportedly faces a long recovery.