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Barrise, Frank's assistant since the start of his tenure in early 2004, could be just a one-game replacement. Nets general manager Kiki Vandeweghe -- who attended the game -- and assistant John Loyer are considered the top candidates to replace Frank for the rest of the season.
Barrise made the most of perhaps his only chance to be an NBA head coach. The former bench boss at Ramapo College in Mahwah, N.J., stood for nearly every minute of the game, clapping for his players' successes and stomping his feet in disgust at their many foibles.
NOTES: Shannon Brown scored six points on his 24th birthday. Farmar turns 23 on Monday. ... The Lakers played 11 of their first 15 games at home, and they opened another six-game homestand against the Nets. Los Angeles' curious schedule includes just four home games in all of March. ... Lakers coach Phil Jackson was a New Jersey assistant in the early 1980s when the club lost 15 games in a row. He said New Jersey made him a lucrative offer to be its head coach in 1999. ... Courtside fans included actors Jonah Hill, David Arquette and Jack Nicholson, who grew up in Neptune, N.J.
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