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The L.A. Clippers today announced that assistant coach Lawrence Frank has been named Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations.

A long-time NBA coaching veteran, Frank has served the last two seasons as an assistant coach for the Clippers. In his new role, Frank will lead and oversee the Basketball Operations Department on a daily basis and report directly to Clippers President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Doc Rivers.

“Lawrence is driven, dedicated and committed to the Clippers and has enjoyed success in the game in so many different capacities,” Rivers said. “He has a great basketball mind, and while we will miss his expertise on the bench, our organization will benefit from his energy, skills and leadership in the Basketball Operations Department.”

The New Jersey native has over 26 years of coaching experience and served as the head coach of the New Jersey Nets from 2003-2010, leading them to the playoffs four times. Frank, 45, also served as head coach of the Detroit Pistons for two seasons (2011-2013). He has been an assistant coach for Vancouver, New Jersey, Boston, Brooklyn and L.A.

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