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Pistons Fire Coach Lawrence Frank

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(Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars announced today that Lawrence Frank will not return as the team’s head coach.

“We thank Lawrence for his hard work and dedication, but we feel it is in the best interest of the franchise to make a change at this time,” said Dumars. “Decisions like this are never easy and we wish Lawrence well in the future.”

Frank, who was named head coach on August 3, 2011, tallied a regular-season record of 54-94 (.365) in two seasons with the Pistons.

Frank failed to make the playoffs in the two seasons he ran the team.

97.1 The Ticket’s Jamie Samuelsen Tweeted: “The next Pistons head coach will be the EIGHTH since 2000. That ties DP with the Raiders for MOST coaches in ALL major sports during era.”

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