(born August 23, 1970, in New York City) is an American basketball
coach for the Detroit Pistons
. He formerly served as the head coach of the NBA
's New Jersey Nets
and as an assistant coach of the Boston Celtics
Born to a Jewish family in New York City, New York
and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey
, Frank graduated from Teaneck High School
, but never made the school's basketball team.Popper, Steve. , The New York Times
, January 28, 2004. Accessed March 28, 2008. "Almost 20 years ago, Bruce Frank was the starting point guard for the Teaneck High School team, playing alongside the future N.B.A. player Tony Campbell. Frank was good enough to dream of playing in the N.B.A. himself someday and to earn a place in Howie Garfinkel's Five-Star Basketball Camp. The camp also held interest for Bruce Frank's younger brother, Lawrence, a 16-year-old who had been cut from the same Teaneck High team." He played for a Jewish Community Center
team and was also a player-coach for a Catholic Youth Organization
team.Ira Berkow. "". New York Times
. February 18, 2004. Retrieved on November 29, 2009.
Frank earned his B.S. in education from Indiana University
in 1992, where he spent four seasons as a manager for the Hoosier basketball team led by Bob Knight
. He also holds an M.S. in education administration from Marquette. Lawrence and his wife, Susan, have two daughters, and reside in Demarest,......