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The Pistons brought Frank on before the start of the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season. He went 54-94 with Detroit, and the franchise _ which has some free-agent money to spend this summer _ clearly felt he didn’t figure into the long-term plan.

“Yes, you can tell the world: We’re ready to spend,” Pistons owner Tom Gores said.

His spending will now include some dollars on a new coach as well.