Detroit Pistons Assistant Coach Roy Rogers Turned Down Position With Portland Trail Blazers

Roy Rogers will stick around on Detroit's coaching staff and help tutor Andre Drummond, shown here on June 28, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; Drummond (Connecticut), right, is introduced as the number nine overall pick to the Detroit Pistons by NBA commissioner David Stern during the 2012 NBA Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

Detroit Pistons assistant coach Roy Rogers turned down an opportunity to join the Portland Trail Blazers staff.

The Portland Trail Blazers tried to poach Detroit Pistons assistant Roy Rogers from Lawrence Frank's staff, but Rogers turned them down, according to Comcast Sports Net Northwest's Chris Haynes:

When the Detroit Pistons hired Frank last season, one of the first additions to his staff was Rogers, whose primary role is coaching Detroit's big men. Portland just hired a new coach in Terry Stotts and drafted their own young big man, Meyers Leonard. The Blazers also have All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge.

With the Pistons, however, Rogers will continue to work with the rapidly improving forward/center Greg Monroe and also get the opportunity to help tutor lottery pick Andre Drummond this season.

For more Pistons news, check out Detroit Bad Boys.

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