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Lawrence Frank (born August 23, 1970 in New York City) is a coach in the NBA. He currently is the head coach of the New Jersey Nets, and is currently the youngest head coach in the NBA, being slightly younger than Mike Brown of the Cleveland Cavaliers. August 23 is the 235th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (236th in leap years), with 130 days remaining. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Nickname: Big Apple; City that never Sleeps; Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Manhattan Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Michael (Mike) Brown (born March 5, 1970) is a basketball coach in the National Basketball Association. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) is a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


Frank became the Interim Head Coach of the New Jersey Nets on January 26, 2004, succeeding Byron Scott, after serving as an assistant coach with the team since the 2000-01 season. January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Byron Anton Scott (born March 28, 1961 in Ogden, Utah) is a former NBA player and current NBA head coach. ... The 2000-01 NBA season was the 55th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Frank began his NBA coaching career by achieving a 13-0 record from January 27-February 24, 2004, which set a new NBA mark for the most consecutive wins by a head coach to begin a coaching career. The 13-game winning streak was also the longest winning streak of any coach in any of the four major professional sports to begin a career. During the streak, the Nets won six consecutive games on the road, which gave Frank the mark for the most wins by a head coach on the road at the outset of his coaching career. January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


A native of Teaneck, New Jersey, Frank spent three seasons as an assistant coach for the Vancouver Grizzlies under Brian Hill. His responsibilities with the Grizzlies included scouting upcoming opponents as well as practice and bench coaching duties. Teaneck (pronounced ) is a township in Bergen County, New Jersey, and is a suburb of New York City. ... The Memphis Grizzlies are a professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee. ... There have been several people named Brian Hill: Brian Hill, an NBA basketball coach Brian Hill, a chef and contestant on the reality television program Top Chef Brian Hill, Media technology specialist at Claremont Mckenna College in Claremont, CA Brian Hill, Tall Guy in Oregon Brian Hill, Director of Public...


Prior to joining the Grizzlies, Frank served as an assistant coach at the University of Tennessee for three seasons under Head Coach Kevin O'Neill. Frank first worked with O'Neill as a staff assistant at Marquette University in 1992 and during his tenure, helped lead the Marquette Warriors to two NCAA tournament berths and a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 1994. The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system. ... Kevin ONeill (b. ... Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


Frank earned his B.S. in education from Indiana University in 1992, where he spent four seasons as a manager for the Hoosier basketball team led by Bob Knight. He also holds an M.S. in education administration from Marquette. Lawrence and his wife, Susan, have two daughters, and reside in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Indiana University is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... Robert Montgomery Bobby Knight (born October 25, 1940 in Massillon, Ohio) has become synonymous with the game of basketball at the college level. ... Map highlighting Ridgewoods location within Bergen County. ...


The Nets picked up Lawrence's option on June 6, 2006, and he is now under contract through the end of the 2007-08 season. An extension worth $10 million over 4 years.


External links

  • New Jersey Nets official website
  • Profile as a coach
Preceded by:
Byron Scott
New Jersey Nets Head Coaches
2003–
Succeeded by:
Current Coach

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NBA.com Lawrence Frank (499 words)
Lawrence Frank begins his third full season as the Nets head coach, having been officially appointed on June 21, 2004, after being tabbed as the interim head coach on January 26, 2004.
Frank began his NBA coaching career in record-setting style, as he went 13-0 from January 27-February 24, which set a new NBA mark for the most consecutive wins by a head coach to begin a coaching career.
Frank first worked with O'Neill as a staff assistant at Marquette in 1992 and during his tenure, helped lead the Marquette Warriors to two NCAA Tournament berths and a Sweet 16 appearance in 1994.
Lawrence Frank at AllExperts (420 words)
Lawrence Frank (born August 23, 1970 in New York City) is a coach in the NBA.
Lawrence Frank became the Interim Head Coach of the New Jersey Nets on January 26, 2004, succeeding Byron Scott, after serving as an assistant coach with the team since the 2000-01 season.
Frank began his NBA coaching career in record-setting style, as he went 13-0 from January 27-February 24, 2004, which set a new NBA mark for the most consecutive wins by a head coach to begin a coaching career.
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