Pistons coach Lawrence Frank talks about Brandon Knight on the Jim Rome show
Anytime I think of Jim Rome, I instantly think of this video, and I figured since Pistons head coach Lawrence Frank talked about Brandon Knight during a recent radio interview with
Chris Jim, this would be a perfect time to show it.
Anyways…From The Detroit Free Press…
Pistons coach Lawrence Frank lauded the play of rookie point guard Brandon Knight and cited positives from his first season Thursday during a radio interview with Jim Rome.
Knight, a first-round draft pick in 2011, averaged 12.8 points and 3.8 assists. He started 60 of 66 games and finished eighth in the rookie-of-the-year voting.
Rome asked Frank whether he had concerns handing the offense to a player two years removed from high school.
“It was all through merit,” Frank said. “Brandon came in, his work ethic — I would say both he and Ben Wallace are consistently our two hardest workers. He just had a great aptitude and just soaked everything in. He just earned it.
“He didn’t start the first six games. We started Rodney Stuckey and Ben Gordon. Rodney got hurt, and really from that point on, Brandon had the keys. He learned through trial and error but continued with his work ethic and his preparation.”
Frank was asked whether he was he was happy with the team’s 21-21 finish after a 4-20 start, leading to a 25-41 record.
“You’re never happy, especially when other teams are playing and you’re not,” he said. “But considering the really tough start and just dealing with all the things everyone deals with — the lockout — and just to see the growth, you saw the potential. To go .500 after a 4-20 start, there’s definitely some positives with it. Yet at the same time, we’re not blind enough to know we have a lot of work to do.”
Imagine the work ethics of Brandon Knight and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist combining to form the hardest working team in the NBA, in the hardest working city in America. The two of them would literally rebuild Detroit.
Ok, this is way off topic, but I just read a wiki.answers question that said, “How do you answer ‘Describe yourself’ in an interview”. I had to tell someone.