Report: Lawrence Frank Tells Pistons to Give him Extension or Fire him

Lawrence Frank


They’ll probably chose to fire him but I admire Lawrence Frank’s moxie.

According to a report courtesy of Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Detroit Pistons head coach, has given the organization an ultimatum with regards to his future.

With his brief tenure rapidly reaching a crossroads, Detroit Pistons coach Lawrence Frank informed owner Tom Gores that he shouldn’t be retained for the third year of his contract unless the franchise is willing to guarantee the deal’s fourth-year team option, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

In the week prior to completing his second season as Pistons coach on Wednesday night, Frank delivered this message to Gores and Detroit general manager Joe Dumars in face-to-face and telephone discussions, sources said.

Within the organization, Frank has been insistent that the Pistons’ full-blown rebuilding project and recent instabilities in the head coaching position make it largely unworkable for him to return as a lame-duck coach for the 2013-14 season.

Apparently, the Pistons organization will let Frank know today if he stays or if he goes. Frank is guaranteed $4 million for next season, so I guess he saw this ultimatum as a risk worth taking.