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Pistons Reportedly Hire Lawrence Frank As Head Coach

Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Detroit Pistons have reached an agreement with Lawrence Frank for their head coaching job. Last week it came out that Frank was chosen to be the Pistons' next head coach, and now it appears the deal is finally done.

Frank's contract is for three years. Per Wojnarowski, it includes a team option for the fourth year. After the last two coaching hires struggled so much and abruptly had their tenures ended after only two seasons, the hope is Frank will do a good enough job to reach the option year.

Wojnarowski says Frank was the favorite from the very start of the search for John Kuester's replacement. There has been some talk in the past that Joe Dumars favored Mike Woodson and ownership favored Frank, but Wojnarowski says that wasn't the case.

From start of interview process, Frank was clearly Joe Dumars' choice to replace John Kuester. Ownership agreed. No close second in process.

If everybody was on the same page and Frank was clearly the man for the job, I'm not so sure why it took until the end of July for him to be hired. Regardless, he is now set to take over the Pistons and lead the franchise forward once the lockout ends.