AP Source: Brown, Rogers set to join Detroit staff

The Detroit Pistons have agreed to terms with former NBA players

Dee Brown and Roy Rogers to become assistants on the staff of new

head coach Lawrence Frank.

A person with knowledge of the situation, speaking on condition

of anonymity because the team has not made an announcement, says

Brown and Rogers have agreed to deals. Of course, it’s not clear

when they’ll have a chance to help Frank coach a game because of

the lockout.

Brown, who played 12 years in the NBA with Boston, Toronto and

Orlando, has coached the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development

League. Rogers played 137 NBA games from 1996-2000 with Vancouver,

Boston, Toronto and Denver. He worked for Frank as an assistant

when Frank was coach of the New Jersey Nets.

AP Sports Writer Larry Lage contributed to this report.