Lawrence Frank Discussion: 5 Things the Detroit Pistons' New Coach Must Do

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Lawrence Frank Discussion: 5 Things the Detroit Pistons' New Coach Must Do
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The Detroit Pistons have found their new man.

The goal for the new Tom Gores-led franchise was to bring in someone with head coaching experience who could bring back the old style of Pistons basketball.

While most fans were hoping for former player Bill Laimbeer to get the job, it became apparent that he was not strongly considered.

Therefore, it came down to a choice between Lawrence Frank and Mike Woodson.

Some have speculated that Frank was owner Tom Gores' choice and Woodson was team president Joe Dumars' choice. This speculation will probably never be substantiated, so to explore it further is pointless.

The bottom line is that Frank has been brought in to coach this team, and the front office will all hold hands in backing him up.

That was the easy part. Here comes the hard part.

Of course, the season is far from assured to happen. The owners are currently locking out the players, and the season is very much in jeopardy.

Personally, I think it will be at least a year before this lockout gets resolved. But that is neither here nor there. Frank has a lot of work to do, so it really doesn't matter how long the lockout lasts. Eventually, there will be basketball again and there needs to be a lot of changes in Detroit.

Here are five things Coach Frank must do.

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