AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — Lawrence Frank won't be the only new face on the Detroit Pistons bench when the NBA team finally takes the court. The Pistons new bench boss has hired two assistant coaches, according to a Detroit News report.
Former NBA players Dee Brown and Roy Rogers will join Frank on the Pistons coaching staff, a source told the News.
Brown spent 12 seasons in the NBA, the first seven with Boston after the Celtics made him their first-round pick (19th overall) in the 1990 draft out of Jacksonsville University. He also played with Toronto before ending his career with Orlando in 2001-02.
He spent the last two seasons coaching the Springfield Armor of the NBA Developmental League before leaving that position to join the Pistons. Brown, 42, also coached Orlando and San Antonio of the WNBA.
He told Masslive.com today that he has indeed agreed to join the Pistons.
Although Brown averaged 11.1 points and 3.7 assists during his career, he might be best known for winning the 1991 Slam Dunk Contest with a no-look dunk.
Roy RogersRogers played three seasons in the NBA with Vancouver, Boston, Toronto and Denver after being selected by Vancouver in the first round (22nd overall) of the 1996 draft out of Alabama.\
He and Frank were both assistant coaches last season under Doc Rivers in Boston. Rogers, 38, was also an assistant with the New Jersey Nets from 2008-10 when Frank was the head coach in addition to coaching Austin, Huntsville and Tulsa of the NBDL.
He averaged 4.8 points and 3.5 rebounds during his career.