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:
Big man specialist & Detroit Pistons assistant coach Roy Rogers was offered same position by— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) August 18, 2012
#Blazers & he turned it down CSNNW has learned.
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.
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