Very good news to hear. He did excellent work in developing Monroe/Drummond. He has ALREADY worked with Lopez his first year (as pointed out he actually averaged 8 boards then). Can't wait to see what he does with Blatche/Mirza/Reggie/new drafted or FA big.Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Jason Kidd is close to hiring his first assistant coach, Roy Rogers, who worked with the Nets under Lawrence Frank, then followed Frank to Detroit, where he won raves for his work with Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe.
He also notes that the Nets are still talking with Frank, who the Nets and Kidd want as the lead assistant.
Rogers has been one of the most pursued assistant coaches. Rogers was Brook Lopez's first big man coach, and during that time, Lopez averaged better than eight rebounds a game. In Detroit, he was known as a hands-on coach, as this video shows...