Jason Kidd reportedly berated Lawrence Frank in profane tirade

Yard Barker - 5 months ago.

Details from the fallout between Jason Kidd and former lead assistant Lawrence Frank have emerged. Kidd reportedly blew up on Frank in a coaches meeting in a profanity-driven blast, which included ordering Frank to “not f—ing move” when on the bench during games. Frank was very vocal and interactive early in the season, and that trend drastically diminished as the season moved along leading up to his demotion. According to David Aldridge of NBA.com: The denouement came in the now well-reported blowup Kidd had with Frank, where Kidd, according to a source, told Frank: “Sit the (bleep) down! I’m the coach of this (13-letter word) team! When you’re on the bench, don’t (bleeping) move!” Frank... Read more

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