The student is now the head coach, and the head coach is now the assistant.
The Brooklyn Nets have hired Lawrence Frank to become the top assistant to his former player, Jason Kidd, and will reportedly pay him more than a million dollars per season, over four years, Ian O'Connor of ESPN New York wrote, Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time).
Frank previously coached Kidd with the then-New Jersey Nets for six seasons, before Kidd was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in February of 2008. He was last head coach of the Detroit Pistons for two seasons, before getting fired in April of this year.
The report adds the Frank could become the highest-paid assistant in NBA history, according to a league source.
The Nets last month hired Kidd to be their head coach, fresh out of retirement as a player. In addition to hiring Frank to help him run the team, Brooklyn also acquired veterans Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in a trade with the Boston Celtics, to help make Kidd's transition to sideline tactician easier. - AMD, GMA News