Hey, 'separatedness' is 13 letters. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images)
Yahoo Sports NBA columnist Adrian Wojnarowski reported last Tuesday that a "heated" Nov. 4 staff meeting in which Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd "blistered top assistant Lawrence Frank" precipitated the disintegration of their relationship, leading to Frank's eventual "reassignment" from on-the-bench defensive coordinator to tucked-away preparer of parody-inviting "daily reports." But what exactly did Kidd say to blow things up? According to David Aldridge's Morning Tip at NBA.com, something not-very-nice at all.
As has been previously reported, and as noted by Aldridge, the confrontation stemmed from steadily mounting discomfort at Frank's vocal role on the bench:
Kidd brought Frank in to run the defense, draw up plays, be the coaches' voice at practice. And then, Frank did that. And Kidd was taken aback.
Frog, meet scorpion.
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