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New York Knicks: 4 Reasons to Hire Lawrence Frank as Assistant Coach
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If nothing else, there are two truths about the current New York Knicks: They are extremely hyped and they can't play defense at all.

Luckily, the latter can be changed.

Of course, the front office has to look to bring in the right players. Ones who are useful at both ends of the court, who can complement their two stars.

Like many Knicks fans, I'm fully in favor of coach Mike D'Antoni, but it appears that he will be given the final year of his contract to prove that he can coach a winning team.

So, despite my disappointment,there is some hope, as it looks like the Knicks are trying to add an assistant coach to help D'Antoni work with players on the defensive end.

According to Newsday's Alan Hahn, the leading candidate in this hunt is Boston Celtics assistant, Lawrence Frank.

This is the best news I've heard in basketball since Shaquille O'Neal announced he'd be teaming up with Charles Barkley and the gang on TNT.

Frank famously started his head coaching career with 13 consecutive wins for the New Jersey Nets, sustaining a moderately productive tenure.

Most recently, he served under Doc Rivers of the Celtics, and is highly regarded throughout the NBA.

Here are four reasons why the Knicks should actively pursue Lawrence Frank.

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