Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores has reportedly informed Lawrence Frank that his services will no longer be needed: He has been fired, according to a tweet by ESPN's Marc Stein.
Story going online now: Pistons have notified Lawrence Frank that won't be retained as coach. Link on way momentarily
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) April 18, 2013
Tom Gores had unreasonably high expectations for the Pistons this year (playoffs!? playoffs!?) and when the team finished the season 29-53, worse than last year, someone had to take the fall. Talk of firing Frank started after the Pistons started 0-8 this season and with the way the Pistons played in March, he didn't really stand a chance.
No speculation as to who the next coach might be, but he will cost Gores an additional $4 million, as that's how much Frank is owed for next season.
Goodbye our little Frank.