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Lawrence Frank Chosen As Detroit Pistons Head Coach, According To Yahoo!

The Detroit Pistons have taken their time choosing the team's next head coach, but it seems the end is finally near. Lawrence Frank will be formally offered the position within the next 36 hours according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

Frank has been an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics since being fired by the New Jersey Nets during the 2009-10 season, but the 40-year-old has been a head coaching candidate for the past two offseasons. If Wojnarowski is correct in his report, it would mean that Frank has beat out former Larry Brown assistant -- and rumored Pistons favorite -- Mike Woodson in taking the head job with Detroit.

Frank began his NBA head coaching career by going 13-0 after taking over midseason for Byron Scott, setting a record for most consecutive wins to start a coaching career in the NBA.

Frank first interviewed with the Pistons on June 16. Aside from Frank, the Pistons also interviewed Bill Laimbeer, Patrick Ewing, Kelvin Sampson and Woodson.