The lockout has allowed new Pistons head coach Lawrence Frank to be dilatory (and extra diligent) in his search for assistant coaches, interviewing at least 31 candidates throughout the process. Per The Detroit News, a decision has finally been made:
Former NBA players Dee Brown and Roy Rogers will sit to Frank's side whenever next season starts, a source confirmed to The Detroit News.
Brown, 42, was most recently the head coach and general manager of the Springfield (Mass.) Armor in the NBA Developmental League (NBDL). Brown also coached the WNBA's Orlando Miracle and San Antonio Silver Stars. He's more known for his exploits during the 1991 Slam Dunk Contest, where he won it with his famous no-look dunk. [...]
Rogers, 38, played four seasons in the NBA in the late 1990s and most recently was on Doc Rivers' staff in Boston as an assistant alongside Frank. Rogers was also an assistant and scout in New Jersey.
As Matt suggested before, it looks like Frank compensated for his lack of playing experience by adding two former players. (An aside: A '91 Fleer Dee Brown trading card was one of the first I ever unwrapped, along with Danny Manning and Danny Ferry -- I know, it was a stacked deck.)
Vincent Goodwill says that Brian Hill and Pat Sullivan are still in the running.