Lawrence Frank Fired, All Part of the NBA’s New York State of Mind

November 29th, 2009 by John Lorge Leave a reply »
After starting the season 0-16, the New Jersey Nets have fired head coach Lawrence Frank who was the longest tenured coach in the Eastern Conference. While nobody wants to be unemployed in this economy, at least Frank won't be the one coaching when the Nets match the all-time worst start against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday Night, replacement coach Tom Barrise has earned that honor.

The atrocious start of the Nets is perfectly symbolic of the NBA's New York State of Mind. Combined, the Knicks and Nets are 3-29 this year as the two teams gear up for the summer of 2010.

Not since 1998 have the Nets and Knicks both finished above .500—as a reference, John Calipari was the coach in NJ and Jeff Van Gundy in NY. ... Between then and now New Jersey did make two NBA Finals appearances when the East was especially week although they were never a feared franchise. 

Further east, the Knicks have been the butt of all jokes since the new millennium.

Is it really Frank's fault the Nets haven't won a game?  What about the part when NJ traded away Vince Carter, Richard Jefferson, Jason Kidd, and Ryan Anderson in the past two years?

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