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Pistons coaching search: Lawrence Frank fired after 2 seasons

The Pistons are looking for their fifth coach in seven years after firing Lawrence Frank. The Pistons went just 29-53 in 2012-13, posting a lower winning percentage (.354) than Frank's first season (.379) in Detroit during the lockout shortened 2011-12.

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Sources: Maurice Cheeks is the choice for coach

After three interviews, Maurice Cheeks has emerged as the frontrunner to land the Detroit Pistons' head-coaching job, according to sources. A deal could get done Thursday night.

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Who will replace Lawrence Frank?

Newsflash: Coaches don't last in Detroit. After firing Lawrence Frank after his second season, the Detroit Pistons have gone through nine coaches in 16 years dating back to Alvin Gentry relieving Doug Collins in 1997-98. In that span, only Flip Saunders has coached the team for three complete seasons.

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10 thoughts on firing Lawrence Frank

Lawrence Frank wasn't the problem. Then again, he wasn't part of the solution, either.

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Lawrence Frank concerned for his staff

Speaking to reporters Wednesday for the last time as head coach of the Detroit Pistons, Lawrence Frank sounded like a man who knew his fate -- and lamented how it might impact those of his assistants.

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Lawrence Frank fired

Frank lasted just two years in Detroit. He's owed $3.7 million in 2013-14.

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Lawrence Frank may be fired as early as Thursday

According to Adrian Wojnarowski's sources, Lawrence Frank gave Tom Gores an ultimatum and a decision on the coach is expected to be made on Thursday at The Palace.

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Tom Gores met with Dumars, Frank over weekend

Keith Langlois has a complete story from Tom Gores' conversation with Detroit Media. We've got the highlights.

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Tom Gores speaks to Detroit media

Bits and pieces of Tom Gores' conversation with Detroit media are seeping out via social media, and it sounds like earlier reports are true: Gores wants changes.

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Lawrence Frank denies contact with Rutgers

Despite Rutgers' alleged interest, Frank being contacted for the school's vacant head coaching position.

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